국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

  • World Art Gallery Egyptian Gallery
    Egyptian Gallery

    Introduction

      • 다양한 문화 확장된 시선

      • As one of the four ancient civilizations of the world, the Egyptian civilization was conceived along the Nile River in the south around 3000 B.C.E. As the Nile River overflowed every year, it gave the Egyptian people fertile farmland. Astronomy, mathematics, and the calendar are facets of civilization that were specifically developed to overcome the issue of flooding. The Egyptians developed a culture based on the hieroglyphic system, which allows us to expand our knowledge on the history of Egypt today. Ancient Egyptian people believed that death was not the end but rather a phase leading to eternity. Therefore, they mummified the deceased to prevent decomposition. They worshiped many gods, believing that their help and blessing were essential from birth to the world beyond death.
      • The World Art Gallery’s Egypt Gallery is the very first permanent exhibition hall dedicated to Egyptian civilization. This gallery is co-organized with the Brooklyn Museum in the U.S., which is known as one of the world’s foremost institutions on the subject for its Egyptian collection. The National Museum of Korea has been supporting Korean art collections at the Brooklyn Museum since 2013 as the fruition of long-term cooperation. This exhibition will be open to viewers until March 1, 2022.