Egypt v literatuře před polovinou 19. století


  • The exhibition was opened on 4 November 2013 and will remain open until 31 March 2014
  • The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday in the entry area of the study at the Library of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Národní 3, Prague 1)
  • Admission free
  • The exhibition gives an impression of the knowledge the people of the Czech Kingdom may have obtained about Egypt from printed works with the use of selected examples of printed literary works from historical book collections in this country. A great diversity of sources was available, from topics related to Egypt in editions of the writings of authors from ancient times and bible stories, such as the New Testament and the catechisms popular in cheap printed works, to travel books, records by missionaries, the first educational works from the beginnings of Egyptology and the depiction of the history of ancient Egypt in comic books. The exhibition was inspired by the significant archaeological finding of a tomb complex with the pillared court of Princess Sheretnebty from the fifth dynasty in the third millennium before Christ, discovered last year in Abusir South by archaeologists from the Czech Institute of Egyptology.