Guided by the Museum Egyptologist: Hungry from beyond the Grave. A Menu for Body and Spirit.

Discover interesting aspects of the food culture as well as methods of agriculture of the ancient Egyptians - with the whole family!

Overview

Guided by the Museum Egyptologist. With this tour for the whole family, discover how land cultivation, tasks of hunting, fishing and breeding ensured daily survival for the Egyptians already in ancient times. The needs of the living are reflected symbolically even after death, by the souls of the deceased and by the gods. Through work tools, everyday objects, and extraordinarily preserved foods, or their depiction on the findings or on the walls of tombs, you will discover interesting aspects of the food culture of the ancient Egyptians!

 

Duration: 90 minutes.

Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Arabic (availability to be confirmed).

Target audience: families with or without children (9 participants)

 

Times and Languages:

Visits in Italian and English (reservation required at least 3 days in advance) and French, German, Spanish and Arabic (to be confirmed, reservation required at least 7 days in advance):

  • Every Monday morning from 09.00 am to 12.30 pm
  • Tuesday through Sunday:
    • June - February: 09.00 am to 5.00 pm
    • March - May: 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be communicated within 72 hours prior to the date of the visit. Refunds for no-shows are not possible. Tickets may only be used on the date and at the time booked for.

 

Museum Rules of Conduct:

You must adhere to the guidelines on the signage.

It is forbidden to touch the exhibits.

It is forbidden to bring food and drink.

Throughout the building, smoking is forbidden (the ban includes  electronic cigarettes).

The museum is forbidden to animals.

It is forbidden to talk on the phone in the exhibition halls, please silence your ringtone on your phone.

You need to maintain a moderate tone of voice.

In the entire complex, it is forbidden to run, sit on the ground, bring bags, backpacks and bags larger than those indicated. For bags (larger than 45 x 30 x 40 cm), luggage, and backpacks, the use of the wardrobe service is compulsory (paid service).

Throughout, it is forbidden to conduct any promotional or paid services.

The video guide is reserved for individual visitors, it cannot be used by school groups and children under the age of 5.

The use of flash photography is prohibited.

For photos and professional videos, you must request permission of the management of the Museum in writing and in advance.

 

Before You Book

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.

Restrictions and rules of conduct

You must adhere to the guidelines on the signage. It is forbidden to touch the exhibits. It is forbidden to bring food and drink. Throughout the building, smoking is forbidden (the ban includes electronic cigarettes). The museum is forbidden to animals. It is forbidden to talk on the phone in the exhibition halls, please silence your ringtone on your phone. You need to maintain a moderate tone of voice. In the entire complex, it is forbidden to run, sit on the ground, bring bags, backpacks and bags larger than those indicated. For bags (larger than 45 x 30 x 40 cm), luggage, and backpacks, the use of the wardrobe service is compulsory (paid service). Throughout, it is forbidden to conduct any promotional or paid services. The video guide is reserved for individual visitors, it cannot be used by school groups and children under the age of 5. The use of flash photography is prohibited. For photos and professional videos, you must request permission of the management of the Museum in writing and in advance.

Egyptian Museum Guided Tour: Hungry from beyond the Grave. A Menu for Body and Spirit. | WEEKENDinITALY

Land cultivation, together with tasks of hunting, fishing and breeding ensured daily survival for the Egyptians already in ancient times. The concrete needs of living are reflected symbolically even in the afterlife, where they are shared by the souls of the deceased and by the gods. The observation of work tools, everyday objects and extraordinarily preserved foods, or their depiction on the ancient objects or on the walls of tombs, reveals fascinating aspects of the food culture of the ancient Egyptians.

 

Itinerary of the visit

Focusing on a selection of display cases distributed throughout the exhibition areas, the guided tour offers a deep and captivating insight into Egyptian life. Learn about the activities of hunting and agriculture from the 4th millennium BC, before Egypt became a unified and organized state during the pharaonic period. The grave offerings and wall paintings in the tombs recall farming and food preparation. The state of preservation of foods and spices deposited in private tombs is by now well-known - you’ll be able to examine it yourself, as it is evidenced by the grave goods of the architect Kha and his wife Merit who lived around 1400 BC! The visit continues with the food taboos and the importance of a varied diet for daily survival. Last stop is the impressive Gallery of the Kings, the ideal setting to talk about the uses of food at court and the rich offerings reserved for the gods.

Cancellation Policy

Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) for cancellations up to 3 business days before the event. Cancellations less than 3 days before your booked event and no-shows are not refundable.

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