The Institute of the Arabic World wishes to offer you a total immersion of each of their expositions and “Osiris, engulfed mysteries of Egypt” is no exception. These are water outlet wonders and exceptionally loaned by the museums of Cairo and Alexandria that you will discover for the first time.
After having confronted the first winds of Winter, you enter into the institure and push the door to find yourself in the obscurity. On your left, drawn on a tulle wall the legend of Osiris, the most human of the Egyptian gods, cut into fourteen pieces by his brother Seth then saved by his sister and espouse Isis.
You discover a universe tinted with green and gold, discrete evocations of the deep sea. The god of fertility, Hapy, of more than five metres high, granite majestically overlooks the room. By his sides, a representation of Osiris transpiereces you: despite the centuries, it has not lost its charm. You borrow shortly after a large stairway to discover other remains.
Succeed videos of underwater excavations including Thonis Heracleion, then Canopus. You find yourself face to face with the stele of Thonis Heracleion that is two meters high. Luckily, she was face against the ground when it was found. The hieroglyphs is intact: a wonder! Especially when you remember the date -380 BC. Dishes and other small everyday objects are arranged around religious pieces with effigies of deities associated. Each object carries with it the history of a daily bygone.
One exposition left: it is a journey through time, the scenography that offers you the keys to understanding the ceremonies of the time. You religiously observe a statue of the goddess Thoueris Hippo (664-525 BC) then a final representation of the mummy Osiris. His body is covered with strips to remind his ordeal and that it is especially the conjugal love that brought him back to life. After a last look, you leave almost reluctantly the exposition to return to the present, with all these wonders that crossed time in your head.