Journey into the Great Beyond.
Promoted by the Municipality of Milan|Cultura, Palazzo Reale, Civita Mostre e Musei, and Laboratoriorosso, the exhibition Journey into the Great Beyond. Tutankhamun RealExperience® is an engaging, and, in part, immersive experience that tells the story of the journey “into the great beyond” of the most famous Pharaoh, and illustrates how the afterlife was imagined by the ancient Egyptians, with a selection of precious original specimens including the statue of the god Amon, which looks like the young Tutankhamun. Significant ancient finds are on display along with a large immersive projections accompanied by an original soundtrack and an engaging narrative backed by a solid Egyptological approach, thanks to the contribution of a prestigious Scientific Committee, chaired by Miroslav Barta and composed of Zahi Hawass, Christian E. Loeben, Liam McNamara, and Gabriele Pieke.
The exhibition at Palazzo Reale Journey into the Great Beyond. Tutankhamun RealExperience® scheduled from 5th March through 8th August 2020 tackles the mystery of death and life in the afterworld. It further sheds light on the complex and multiple features of the ancient Egyptian civilization.
It is composed by an archeological section made up of objects that were conseidered to be necessary for the survival in the afterworld, that was believed to be a continuation of everyday life. The so called “Corredo Busca” has been brought together for the first time: it includes a mummy, a sarcophagus, and an extremely interesting 7-meter long Papyrus dating back to the 19th-20th Dynasty. It was recovered by Marquis Carlo Busca shortly before 1850 during his excavation and it was preserved in the Archives of the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan. The finds come from the collection of Municipality of Milan and from the National Archeological Museum in Florence, but on display are also several finds from private collections. Among the exhibited artefacts, the beautiful statue of the god Amon, with the features of the young Tutankhamon, on loan from the Fritz Beherens Foundation and the August Kestner Museum in Hannover. Wonderful are also the two heads of funerary figurines attributable to the controversial King Akhenaton (1350-1333 BC), father of Tutankhamon and the originator of a religious reform who, according to many scholars, was the first monotheistic religion in history. A rare relief fragment fragment from the mastaba of Seshemnefer (VI) Heba (6th Dynasty, kingdom of Djedkara Isesi; 2388 - 2356 BC), in Saqqara, will also be on display.
After the display of ancient findings, the exhibition becomes fully multimedia. It is divided into two different settings. In the first, by means of extraordinary images that have come down to us, visitors can retrace the distinctive features of a civilisation that for millennia had settled on the banks of the Nile: they will start in Thebes and then enter the Valley of the Kings. Then they will be led by Howard Carter to discover the tomb of Tutankhamen and his extraordinary funerary outfit. In a second immersive setting, Tutankhamon himself will guide visitors into the great beyond, in pursuit of immortality. The multisensory experience is built with images and animations that come from tombs and objects also from other periods of the Egyptian history. Hence, by representing the journey of Tutakhamen’s predecessors and successors, the exhibition’s itinerary acquires an absolute value in universe of Pharaonic Egypt.
The same topic developed in the multimedia section of the exhibition is also covered by a remarkable illustrated book, published by Taschen and edited by Sandro Vannini with the collaboration of Mohamed Megahed.
On the initiative of the Municipality of Milan|Cultura, the exhibition Journey into the Great Beyond. Tutankhamun RealExperience® is linked to another important exhibition held in the Civic Archaeological Museum of Milan Under the Nut Sky. Divine Egypt. Produced and organized by the Civic Archaeological Museum of Milan, the exhibition investigates the invisible and elusive nature of the gods, entering the spiritual and conceptual universe of Egyptian civilization, which originally developed its own vision of the cosmos and of the role reserved both for man and for gods in the cosmos itself. The exhibition itinerary includes more than 150 works and allows visitors to enter the world of the divine in Egypt through bronze, stone and faïence sculptures, votive reliefs, sarcophagi, mummies and elements of the funerary equipment that accompanied the deceased in the afterlife. Info and access at www.museoarcheologicomilano.it
The audio guide is included in the ticket and available in rental mode sanitized and safe.
An exhibition by Municipality of Milano - Cultura, Palazzo Reale, Civita Mostre e Musei, Laboratoriorosso
Curated by Sandro Vannini
Archeological Collection Catalogue Francesco Tiradritti
Scientific Committe Miroslav Barta, Zahi Hawass, Christian E. Loeben, Liam McNamara and Gabriele Pieke
Photographic Book Taschen
From the 28th of May
Thu: 11:00 - 22:30
Fri: 11:00 - 19:30
Sat: 11:00 - 19:30
Sun: 11:00 - 19:30
Holidays 11:00 - 19:30
Last admission one hour before closing time.
(audio-guide included / presales not included)
Full Ticket (Open) € 16
Full ticket (daily) € 14
Reduced ticket € 12
Concessions: season ticket Musei Lombardia, Soci Orticola and holders of ticket for Civic Archeological Museum of Milan € 10
Special reduced ticket € 6
Families: 1 or 2 adults € 10 / children aged 6 - 14 € 6
Groups € 12
Schools € 6
Info and Booking
(Mon-Fri 9-18; Sat 9- 12)
Booking required through the link in the "book online" section
Bookings for educational activities for schools and families are curently not available