Osiris at the Institut du Monde Arabe

December 09, 2015

You still have a few more weeks to catch the Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries exhibit at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris’s 5th arrondissement, not far from Notre Dame Cathedral. The exhibit runs though January 31, 2016.

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Why “sunken” mysteries? Because most of the artifacts in the exhibit have been excavated from the sea floor–from Egypt’s Aboukir Bay, in the Mediterranean, near the mouth of the Nile. The treasures are on loan from museums in Cairo and Alexandria.

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Click here for a sneak peak of the exhibit.

I highly recommend the audio guide, which is included in the admission price.

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Don’t forget that you can also see the Institut’s permanent collection and other temporary exhibits, or combine a visit to the cultural center with lunch, tea or dinner at one of its café/restaurants.

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For more information in English, or to buy tickets in advance online, click here.

1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard
75005 Paris
Exhibit hours (admission €15.50 for adults):
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Closed Mondays

Photos above taken from the exhibit website.

 

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