Sunday, August 22, 2021

Queens

 The Queens of Egypt exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History comes to an end today, but my recent visit allowed for me to take it in and start presenting it to you now.


The exhibit looks at several queens from the New Kingdom period of 1539-1076 BC, their role in ancient Egypt, and the legacy they left behind. Ancient Egypt has always fascinated me, so of course I had to come see it.


The first artifact one sees upon entry is this bust of the goddess Mut. 


Beyond it is a large video projection: something quite contemporary that shows itself several times through the exhibit. The Assassins Creed video game concept includes scenarios set in ancient Egypt, and some of their footage is projected at various points of this exhibit, making one feel as if they're looking into ancient Egypt. We'll see more of them throughout this exhibit as I go along.


Hatshepsout was a queen who served as a pharaoh upon the death of her husband Thutmose II and took the name Maatkare


Artifacts linked to her time are here, including tools and decorative gems in the shape of scarabs.

32 comments:

  1. I must admit that Ancient Egypt always seems rather cold and inhuman to me. Perhaps this exhibition will set me right on that score.

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  2. Am looking forward to this tour.

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  3. Nice start, I'm looking forward to rest of this exhibition.

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  4. Looks like an interesting exhibit. I like the Goddess.
    Take care, have a great day and a happy new week!

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  5. @John: I find it fascinating.

    @Gemel: more to come.

    @Italiafinlandia: it is.

    @Jan: more to come.

    @Eileen: it was.

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  6. The word "queen" has a whole different meaning on the street these days, doesn't it?

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  7. ...royalty is something that I don’t understate,

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  8. I am sure it is/was fascinating.

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  9. Egyptian history is fascinating, our trip to Egypt was probably the most fantastic trip of all ­čĺŤ

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  10. Fascinating is the word for this, William. Looking forward to the tour.

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  11. We had a similar exhibition here, if it wasn't the same a few years ago !

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  12. An exhibition that I would love to see.

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  13. I find this interesting as well, looking forward to see more.

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  14. Wonderful tribute exhibit to the Queens ~ great photos too !

    I apologize for my tardiness in commenting,

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. @David: it does.

    @Tom: it seems far removed from life.

    @Anvilcloud: I enjoyed it.

    @Grace: I have always been intrigued by the era.

    @RedPat: much more to come..

    @Gattina: much of this comes from an Italian museum, so it's possible.

    @Catarina: I enjoyed it.

    @Marleen: more to come.

    @Carol: thank you.

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  16. La civilizaci├│n egipcia es un tema fascinante.

    Es una exposici├│n bastante interesante.

    Besos

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  17. I look forward to the remainder of the exhibit.

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  18. Me too William. Always into Egypt

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  19. I would love to see this exhibit, fabulous photos !

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  20. it is amazing how many movies have been put out about their history ... so many stories .. i would think a lot of them are based on ... instead of totally true? ( ;

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  21. The lighting here is beautiful. I would think this is a fascinating exhibit!

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  22. You find the best of places to take us through, thank you.

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