About the exhibition
The fascinating Ancient Egyptian culture can be admired in the Museum Weltkulturen of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen. The exhibition "Egypt - Land of Immortality" invites visitors to discover more than 4000 years of advanced civilisation. The modern designed galleries focus on themes such as everyday life along the Nile, pharaohs and high officials, lavish mortuary cult and manifold worlds of the gods. About 600 objects are currently on display, which date from the beginnings of the Egyptian state in the late 4th millennium BC up to the Ptolemaic-Roman time and Late Antiquity.
The history of Mannheim’s Aegyptiaca begins already in the early 18th century at the court of the Palatinate Electors. Over time the eventful history of the collection has been marked by hard cuts and numerous objects were lost not only during the Second World War.
For the exhibition "Egypt - Land of Immortality", the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen invited the Roemer-Pelizaeus Museum as long-term cooperation partner. Since 2014, a large number of loans from Hildesheim enrich the exhibition in Mannheim, including many finds from Giza and other highlights. In addition, the Doetsch-Amberger collection of the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne was given to Mannheim as permanent loan. Many of these precious objects are likewise part of the current display.