One evening at the museum: Louvre, the Méroé exhibition (France 5)

One evening at the museum: Louvre, the Méroé exhibition (France 5)

Meroe is not just a legendary country, it is also an unrecognized civilization that stretched from southern Egypt to the fourth cataract on the Nile, which reached its peak from the 4th century BC to the 4th century AD under the name of the kingdom of Meroe. Strongly influenced by Pharaonic Egypt whose inheritance he claimed, the kingdom of meroe bequeathed to us among other things a superb set of pyramidal tombs, some of which, still intact in the 19th century, were destroyed by European adventurers who coveted their contents. Until September 6, the Louvre museum is dedicating an exhibition of two hundred works to Meroe which illustrate the majesty of this ancient civilization where African, Egyptian and Greco-Roman influences mingle ...

It is also the occasion for the program "Un soir au musée" on this Thursday, April 8 to present the main works of this exceptional exhibition, as well as the documentary "In the kingdom of Meroe: Mouweis, a city under the sand" . A team of French archaeologists from the Louvre museum discovers in Sudan the remains of a royal Egyptian-African city, buried under the sand. A discovery that testifies to a much more urban civilization than previously thought. AT 200 kilometers north of Khartoum, stuck to the banks of the Nile, a strip of fertile land is surrounded by the desert. 2000 years ago was one of the cities of the kingdom of Meroe here.

Méroé exhibition, Louvre museum, Richelieu wing, from March 29 to September 6, 2010.

One evening at the museum: Louvre, the Méroé exhibition, Thursday April 8 at 9:35 pm on France 5.