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Osiris, Institut du Monde Arabe.

Osiris, Institut du Monde Arabe.

The OSIRIS exhibition engulfs the mysteries of Egypt, shows the result of excavations in the Aboukir Bay, west of the Nile Delta, by Franck Goddio and IEASM from 1996 to the present.

Wanting to map the Aboukir Bay, 30 km north-east of Alexandria, the teams of archaeologists have discovered the remains of the cities of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus, a few kilometers east of Alexandria, sunk after a seismic and geological disasters.

In total, more than 500 objects have been discovered, and helped to better understand the "mysteries of Osiris", these 21 days ceremonies ended, according to the stele of Canopus, a nautical procession from the temple of Amun Geréb a shrine in the city of Canopus, dedicated to the god Osiris. The monuments, statues, ritual instruments, cult offerings found in these cities validate the existence of these ceremonies, and reveal sections of them.

At the Arab World Institute, some 250 objects found during these searches are exposed, as well as 40 works from museums in Cairo and Alexandria, some of which come out of Egypt for the first time! In three sequences, we discover the myth and mysteries of Osiris, one will discover the cities of Canopus and Heracleion before studying the legend of Osiris.

Practical information :

Website: OSIRIS at the Institute of the Arab World

From September 8th 2015 to January 31st 2016

Location: 1 Rue des Fosses-Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris

Hours: 10h-19h Tuesday to Friday, 10h-20h weekends, Friday evening until 21h30

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