"Sunken Cities" British Museum: Mysteries of Osiris

The objects in the exhibition relating to the Mysteries of Osiris were particularly interesting.
If you cannot get to see this exhibition in person, there is a catalogue available. (Note: the supplied DVD is region 2)

Originally shared by British Museum

The Mysteries of Osiris was the most important religious event of the year in ancient Egypt. It reenacted the murder and rebirth of Osiris, Egyptian god of the underworld. The festival took place between the 12th and 30th of the month of Khoiak (mid-October to mid-November). Astonishing underwater finds in the recently rediscovered #SunkenCities of Canopus and Thonis-Heracleion now allow us to see ritual equipment and offerings associated with the Mysteries http://ow.ly/AJ4x3052msm

Experience the Festival of Osiris in our free late event on Friday 28 October. Enjoy themed food and drink, workshops and performances! http://ow.ly/6gWj304V1II

A statuette of Osiris and a model of a processional barge for this god, shown in their place of excavation at Thonis-Heracleion. Photo: Christoph Gerigk. © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation.


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