Napoleon Hall
March 6 - June 29, 2009

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Cultural activities

Guided tours of the exhibition
Guided tours by museum lecturers take place on Mondays at 2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., starting March 22nd.
Information: + 33 (0)1 40 20 52 63.

Multimedia guide for family visits
For adults, the exhibition’s curator has recorded comments on a selection of roughly twenty Egyptian items from the spheres of religion, funerary practice, and everyday life over a span of nearly 5,000 years, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period.
For children, a playful yet educational commentary is offered on a dozen different objects providing various perspectives on the ancient Egyptian world.
Adults wishing to accompany children can also access this commentary.
Multimedia guides are available at the entrance to the show, in French, English, and German, from March 6 to June 29, 2009.
Rental price: €6 for adults, €2 for children.
Recommended for children aged 7 to 12.

Audiovisual projection
Alvéole (Cell) n°7 – Zone for Group Visits – Public Relations Department

La Pyramide du roi Djoser Ă  Saqqarah
March 2 – June 29, 2009

“Architectures” series, directed by Stan Neumann, 2008. Co-produced by Arte / Les Films d’Ici / Musée du Louvre.- Premiere. DVD release and TV broadcast: June 2009.

The step pyramid of Djoser (Zoser) is the oldest Egyptian pyramid, erected in 2600 BC. It probably incarnates the first stages of the practice of architecture as a sophisticated technique, as opposed to basic construction. This ground-breaking development occurred on a funerary monument, where symbolism is more important than simple use. The birth of architecture therefore reflects not function but symbolism. Saqqara, located in the Nile valley twenty miles south of Cairo, was the necropolis for Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt, whose only remaining vestiges are this vast cemetery, dominated by the sixty-meter-high step pyramid of Djoser.

Running time: 26 minutes

Schedule :
Monday: 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm,
6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm
Thursday: 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm
Friday: 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm,
6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm
Saturday: 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm
Sunday: 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm


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