Egypt in Pompeii

Until November 2nd a big exhibition and a new itinerary will be in the Pompeii’s Ruins: The Egypt in Pompeii!

Second step of the project “The Nile in Pompeii” which began last March in the Egyptian Museum of Turin. The exhibition, cured by the superintendent Massimo Osanna with Marco Fabbri, has its focal point in a group of eight magnificent statues of the XV and XIV centuries b.C.: 7 colossal sculptural portraits of Sekhmet, the goddess of the destructive power and the generous Nile floods and 1 magnificent staute of Thutmose I that show the power of the New Kingdom pharaohs. Highlight of Pompeii Ruins is the magnificent sanctuary of Isis, which on this occasion re-opens for the first time to the public after six months of restoration, it is one of the most significant steps of the itinerary. Here tourists are able to understand the importance of this cult thanks to frescoes and statues (until now preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Naples) and multimedia support. “We want to recreate the same feelings that felt the archaeologists at the time of the discovery in 18th century ” said the superintendent Osanna. The tour continues in the splendid house of Frutteto (Orchard), the Domus of the Pygmies in the way Nolana and from the house of Criptoportico to Villa of the Mysteries and it will be possible to enjoy of rooms decorated with Nilotic landscape dating from the first half of the century. A.D.

 

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My name is Emiliano Tufano, I am an archaeologist and tour guide. I run an organization providing archeaological and cultural tours in Campania. When I was ten years old I found a piece of painted pottery on a small piece of land belonging to my family, which is located nearby the ancient Greek city of Paestum. For the whole of that day I kept this piece of history in my hands. I remember that it was decorated with a black figured scene of a Satyr driving a biga. The feeling I had when realized it was a genuine antique object was very strong, and I started asking myself many questions about the people who occupied that area across the centuries and, particularly, about the man who made such a beautiful piece of work. Since then I started collecting all sorts of pots and stones that I found while I wandered through the countryside. I used to divide my finds simply on the basis of their shape and color. They were the first steps of me becoming an archaeologist. At school, history was my favorite subject; therefore my decision of which degree course to choose was an easy one, Archaeology. Today, archaeology is my profession and my passion. Throughout the years I developed skills in fieldwork and academic research. I participated as a field director in several excavation projects of fundamental importance across Italy and I was engaged in significant academic research projects in Sicily, Tunisia and Libya. I now fulfill my ambition with a PhD project about the Sicilian prehistory. However, my interests go beyond just the history. I have a strong creative side and I love photography, and I write articles for a newspaper in my local area, play football and enjoy diving. I enjoy traveling and have been to many different countries, where I always make particular efforts to learn as much of the local language and culture as possible. In 2010 I became qualified to work as a tourist guide of the Campania Region, and today I offer guided tours in Italian, English and Spanish. I live my job with passion and professionalism. With me you can visit the wonders of Campania: the Vesuvian archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and other beautiful sites, such as the historic centers of Naples, Caserta and Salerno, the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Coast, all the major churches and museums. Through exclusive and tailor-made tours, according to your requirements, you will receive quality service and cultural enrichment.

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