“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.