“The death market in Ancient Egypt”, “Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile” and “The eternal banquet” are just some of the tours currently being offered by the museum
Intermittently and throughout the year, the Museu Egipci de Barcelona will open its doors during weekend evenings and nights, offering a selection of guided tours for which prior reservation is required. One of the more popular of these tours is entitled The eternal banquet which is offered on Fridays (not public holidays) from May to October. In addition to the tour, which focusses on the culinary arts of ancient Egypt, visitors will be offered the opportunity to sample some of the typical products included in this civilisation’s diet. These tours begin at 8.30 pm.
Fridays will also be given over to other guided tours, namely The death market in ancient Egypt, which deals with the time and effort that the Egyptians invested in the preparation of tombs, Myths of creation, fertility and sexuality in ancient Egypt, which examines the intimate lives of the civilisation and Khnumhotep, the path towards eternity, which focusses on the figure of the High Priest Khnumhotep and his travels to the worlds of the living and the dead. All visits begin at 8.30 pm.
The museum is also offering three further guided tours on Fridays and Saturdays (not public holidays) throughout the year, beginning at 9 pm. The Egyptian mummies. The search for eternity attempts to explain all aspects of the mummification ritual, Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile examines the latter stages of the life of the Egyptian queen, while Ramses II, the Great is an attempt to acquaint visitors with the motives that drove this figure to not only be responsible for one of the most exciting epochs in Egyptian history, but also to rule a large portion of what was, in the context of the 13th century B.C., the Middle East.
The guided tours are priced between 20 and 35 euros and the Museu Egipci website contains all the required information regarding dates and times.
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