What is the best thing to start with on a shiny Saturday morning in Budapest? Obviously you would take a walk with your family on the Margaret-island, walk your dog in the neighbourhood or you would have a morning coffee with your friends in a pleasant café, watching as the world goes by. However, until December 7th there is yet another great opportunity to find a good programme in the downtown.

If you are interested in history and culture, you might already have guessed. Or not yet? Well, Heroes’ square is the place to be! The Museum of Fine Arts has organized a fabulous exhibition once again: Pharaonic Renaissance. For a price of 9€ (2200 HUF) you will get a small piece of the ancient Egypt. I am saying small because we do not have to be experts to tell that Egypt is full of treasures, as the world of pharaohs has got so much to offer that our mind cannot even comprehend it.

Coffins, obelisks, jugs, statues and idols, even a mummy and lots of other well-preserved and valuable artifacts have been gathered in one collection from famous museums such as the British Museum and the Louvre, just to mention a few, nevertheless some of these artifacts are the very own of the Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition is organized in a chronological order, starting with the oldest dynasties of Egypt and concludes with the period after the Persian occupation, when once again and for the last time in their history, the renaissance of the pharaohs had come. In a scientific context the peak of the exhibition is the Stone of Palermo on which we can see an ancient list of the dynasties that had ruled over Egypt during thousands of years.

Throughout our visit we will receive a perspective of the olden days, the Egyptian way of daily life, political and religious thinking and culture but if this is still not enough, the museum building itself is already worth a visit, whereas the museum offers a range of group activities during opening hours, e.g. dancing, painting, etc.. But if you are still mesmerized by the smell of morning coffee in your mind, the museum’s got it as well.

Pharaonic Renaissance Budapest

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