Egyptian art

Displayed in the Louvre museum since 1826, the collection of Egyptian antiquities is one of the largest in the world outside of Egypt. Created under the supervision of its illustrious sponsor, Champollion, it has been completed many times by purchases or donations from private collections. Today the Egyptian antiquities of the Louvre has 78,000 artworks of which 7,500 are exhibited, covering several millennia and highlighting the different civilizations that have succeeded on the banks of the Nile.
Did you know?
The ancient Egyptians worshiped more than 1,400 different gods and goddesses. There is not a city or even a simple town that does not honor its god. The priests make him a demiurge by attributing to him the work of the great creative gods. The importance of a god depends on the size of the city he came from.
Amon, god of the city of Thebes
" Soldiers, remember that from the top of these pyramids, forty centuries of history are contemplating you " Napoléon, 1798

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