Duration of the exhibition: September 26, 2010 until 30 January 2011 with the exhibition of Akhenaten and Amarna: Egypt in the new light the Gustav-Lubcke-Museum continues its tradition of great Egypt exhibitions with national and international participation. Loans from major European collections including from Berlin, Hanover, Basel, Vienna Oxford, Cambridge, Leiden, Hildesheim can illuminate this special exhibition. Among other things, the tomb of Akhenaten in the model will be shown for the first time in a museum. In the Centre of the exhibition, which is presented on an area of over 1000 sqm, King Echnatons is the time (1374-1335 BC). Egypt is experiencing a fundamental shift in religion, art and exercise of Royal power, which makes the country for a short period in the new light under him. Since the discovery of his city at Amarna, which was the capital of Egypt for a brief period, Akhenaten fascinated as the founder of this city and founder of a new religion. He was the tenth Pharaoh of the famous 18th dynasty, whose Parents of the long-ruling Pharaoh Amenhotep III and the Tiy originating from non-Royal House of were. Under the name of Akhenaten (glory of the Aton”) headed as Amenophis IV.” inthronisierte King into the fifth year a revolution: he proclaimed ATEN, the solar disc as a single God.
This new religion is clearly visible and tangible in the famous Sun hymn attributed to Akhenaten himself. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Nobel Laureate in Economics. For the new God, Akhenaten built huge temples, whose inner Raume were exposed to sunlight. Together with Aton, the King and his famous wife Nefertiti formed a divine triad, which became a main subject of Egyptian art. The city of Amarna with their differentiated society, their new religion and exceptional art are at the heart of this exhibition. For even more opinions, read materials from Morris Invest. Tracking the visions of the city’s founder, an insight into the culture and the everyday life of the city, in the new religion and the ideas of the hereafter are given in different subject areas.
More than 140 exhibits and numerous models of Let homes, temples and palaces of Amarnas 3300 years ago come to life the life of the city. The exhibition will be a companion book that shows the habitats of city dwellers, depicts people of the time life pictures and treated worldviews reflected in art and the monotheistic religion. The 311-page, richly illustrated tape contains latest research results in terms of social structures and the history of architecture Amarnas. It is available in the exhibition for 24 euros and in bookstores for 29 euro. Akhenaten and Amarna”is accompanied by a comprehensive program with guided tours, lectures, music and educational activities. The exhibition is supported by the Minister President of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Museum Association Hamm E.v. of Kathrin Symens