Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt

"Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt"

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries  July 11, 2015 (Sat) - September 23, 2015 (Wed)

Relief of Queen Tiye, wife of Amenhotep III, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Amenhotep III, 1388-1350 B.C., Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels (C)RMAH

This exhibition takes the queens of ancient Egypt, the most famous of whom is Cleopatra, as its theme. These queens not only supported reigning pharaohs as mothers, wives, and daughters, but also played significant roles in politics and religion. Their magnificence will be conveyed though masterpieces of ancient Egypt from a number of renowned museums around the world.

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