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Despite centuries of pillage by adventurers and collectors, Egypt still holds by far the most extensive and impressive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world. These priceless objects range from jewels to statues, and date from the prehistoric era through the Islamic period. As part of its commitment to sharing Egypt’s heritage with the world, the SCA supports exhibitions both at home and abroad.

Exhibitions held in Egypt, often produced in cooperation with various international institutions, offer Egyptians and international visitors a chance to explore a variety of themes. Recent examples have included exhibitions focused on particular periods or types of artifacts, and shows celebrating the archaeological achievements of our foreign colleagues. Traveling exhibitions, in addition to helping raise funds that help us protect our shared cultural heritage, bring the splendors of Egypt’s ancient civilizations to a world audience. If your museum or other cultural institution would like to request a loan of Egyptian antiquities, please click here for more information.

 

Stopper from a canopic jar of Tutankhmun, traveling with the exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs (Ken Garrett)

Stopper from a canopic jar of Tutankhamun, traveling with the exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs (Ken Garrett)