Deir el-Medina: Village of the Pharaohs’ Artists

Location : Sharjah Archaeology Museum Date:11 November 2021 - 31 August 2022
Deir el-Medina: Village of the Pharaohs’ Artists” is an interactive exhibition organized by Sharjah Museums Authority in collaboration with the Egyptian Museum in Turin, and presented at Sharjah Archaeology Museum. The exhibition is open to children, school students and families to introduce them to the techniques used in the archaeological excavations of the Italian Mission in Luxor in Egypt at the beginning of the 20th century. These excavations resulted in the discovery of a large village that was once inhabited by builders, artists, painters and sculptors, who built the tombs of the pharaohs of Egypt in the second millennium BC.

The exhibition includes a selection of interactive activities inspired by the archaeological discoveries in this village, including a typical excavation replica site where children can train on the work of archaeologists using mock-up excavation tools. The exhibition provides an opportunity to learn about the important ancient Egyptian costumes and visit the ancient Egyptian writing corner and be inspired by the secrets of the papyrus industry. The exhibition ends with a detailed presentation on the techniques used to preserve the artifacts, highlighting the restoration work done by the museum in Turin.

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Location :
The museum is located in the Al Abar area between the Halwan Children Center and the Sharjah Archeology Authority on Sheikh Rashid Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Road leading to the Sharjah Science Museum and Sharjah Broadcasting Authority.
Opening Hours :
Saturday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Opening Hours in Ramadan:
Saturday to Thursday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Entry Fees to the museum
Children (under 2 years): Free
Children (2-12years): 5.00AED
Adults (13+ years): 10.00AED
Government school trips: Free
Private school trips: Free
Government University trip: Free 
Private University trip: Free

Senior (60+) + one companion: Free
People with Disabilities: Free

The museum entry is free during the following days:
  • International Museum Day on 18th of May.
  • Martyr's Day on 1st of December.
  • UAE National Day on 2nd of December. 
The museum is closed during the following:
  • 29th & 30th of Ramadan (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al-Fitr (Islamic calendar).
  • 9th of Dhul Hijjah (Islamic calendar).
  • First day of Eid Al Adha (Islamic calendar).
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