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The sarcophagus of Ramses II in Paris for a grandiose exhibition on ancient Egypt

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An exhibition entitled “Ramses and the gold of the pharaohs” opens Friday at the Grande Halle de la Villette, in Paris. Among the treasures on display: the sarcophagus of Ramses II. Report by Louise Dupont, Loic Chavalon, Jean-Philippe Albaret and Natacha Milleret.

A grandiose exhibition opens on Friday April 7 at the Grande Halle de la Villette, in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. Entitled “Ramses and the gold of the pharaohs”, it will last until September 6, 2023.

Among the jewels that can be admired: the sarcophagus of Pharaoh Ramses II (third pharaoh, 19th dynasty), one of the most famous rulers of ancient Egypt. Nicknamed “the builder”, he reigned for nearly 70 years, which was a record for the time. The mummy of the former Egyptian sovereign, however, did not make the trip to Paris.

Our journalists were able to discover some of the treasures of this exhibition in preview.

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