Sesostris III, pharaon de légende
From Friday 10 October 2014 to Sunday 25 January 2015 : from 10h to 18h daily except on Tuesday (le lundi de 14h à 18h)
The Pharaoh Senusret III was one of the most emblematic monarchs in Ancient Egypt. At the peak of the Middle Kingtom, his reign marked a turning-point in the history of Ancient Egypt. This strategist and visionary sovereign conquered Nubia where he had a network of fortresses built; set the first boundaries of his kingdom and established trade and strong diplomatic relations with his eastern neighbours.
The exhibition comprises around 200 loans from major international museums (Louvre, British Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Berlin Egyptian Museum, National Museum of Khartoum and National Museum of Beirut) and around 100 objects from the Egyptology collection of excavated works belonging to the University of Lille III, usually conserved at the Palais des Beaux-Arts.
› Prices : Adult price 10€, Reduced price 8€, Other price 7€ lundi, du mercredi au vendredi après 16h30