Living and dying in Egypt

The Musée d’Aquitaine is a museum of history and civilization. Labelled a “Musée de France”, it houses significant collections tracing the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine, from prehistory to the 21st century.

From the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 BC to the battle of Actium and the suicide of Cleopatra VII in 30 BC, Egypt was ruled by a royal family of Greek origin. For a long time, this Ptolemaic period was perceived as a simple Greek takeover of the Egyptian state and people. However, recent research has revealed that Egyptian and Greek cultures actually met, merged and adapted at all levels of society.

Visitors can discover Greek and Egyptian civilizations through a unique journey, featuring numerous works of art, monuments and ancient papyri, bearing witness to the exchanges between these two cultures. The museum displays its Egyptological collection, along with masterpieces from little-known regional, French and international collections.

To further immerse visitors in this fascinating historical period, a rich museography is offered to visitors of all ages. Interactive touch games, scale models, video clips from films and games, documentary films and interviews with researchers complete the tour, offering a fun and educational experience for the very young.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION :

From June 26 to November 03, 2024

Address: 20 cours Pasteur 33000 Bordeaux

Opening hours: Open daily from 11 am to 6 pm, except Mondays and public holidays.
Open on July 14 and August 15

More information: www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr

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