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From Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab: an exhibit of Egyptian and Etruscan artifacts

The exhibition Egyptians and Etruscans. From Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab arises from an interest in comprehending the unique combination of art and ideology that has accompanied the development of two of the largest Mediterranean civilizations, the Etruscans and the ancient Egyptians. Two separate worlds connected by something that has always encouraged understanding and interaction between different cultures: the sea.

Promoted by the Archaeological Superintendency for the Metropolitan Area of Rome, the Province of Viterbo and Southern Etruria, the exhibition showcases a stunning selection of artifacts dating from different periods (from the 8th/7th century B.C. to the 3rd century B.C.), with a special focus on amulets and their magical powers. The display includes some Egyptian objects found during major excavation campaigns at the Archaeological and Naturalistic Park of Vulci, as well as more than 240 items on loan from the Archaeological Museum in Florence (some of which have never been exhibited before) and works collected by Russian Neo-romantic painter Eugene Berman during his travels to Egypt between 1964 and 1965.

The primary objective of the exhibit is to raise public awareness on the importance of protecting cultural heritage, something that needs to be more and more accessible to large sections of the population. “Egyptians and Etruscans. From Eugene Berman to the Golden Scarab” runs until September 30, 2017 at the monumental complex of San Sisto in Montalto di Castro, a municipality in the Province of Viterbo located about 90 kilometres northwest of Rome.

Monumental Complex of San Sisto – via Tirrenia 15, Montalto di Castro (VT)

Opening hours: every day (except on Mondays) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Full price ticket € 5, reduced price ticket € 2.50 – tel. (+39) 0766 870179  |  www.sabap-rm-met.beniculturali.it

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