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Kunstforum Berliner Volksbank
Wed 31 August 2011 - Sun 15 January 2012
A team of the Egyptian Museum Berlin has been excavating and restoring in the desert of the Sudan for the last 15 years. Numerous, partly monumental, reliefs and statues of kings and gods have been found in the ruins of the temples of Naga, a royal city existing during the Meroitic kingdom ca. 2000 years ago.
Sculptures of lions, reliefs and inscription (of a still undeciphered language) were discovered. Brought directly from Naga, 130 finds will be exhibited in Berlin as a second station of exhibition after Munich.
The exhibition with its works of art from Naga expands the idea of antiquity from Egypt to include the culture of Africa. The exhibition, besides opening a new insight into the history and art of antiquity, also contributes to the cultural and historical identity of the Sudan and thereby becomes a factor of dialogue between Africa and the Arabic world.
Stiftung Kunstforum der Berliner Volksbank
Budapester Straße 35
Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung