28. Mai – 6. November 2011
Gardens are life dreams. It is no accident that man’s life begins in the Garden of Eden – in paradise. The Nile was the great life-giving artery of Egypt. The annual flooding made possible the irrigation of the fields and the fertile mud of the Nile brought rich agricultural yields. The luxuriant vegetation on the banks gave both land and aquatic animals protection and food. In the Egypt of the Pharoahs maintaining a garden was a luxury, which at the same time required considerable effort. Recent research reveals very different forms of gardens: royal palace gardens, sacred groves in temple precincts, richly designed gardens in the residences of high-ranking officials, vineyards and kitchen gardens attached to private houses. Gardens were places of relaxation, leisure and amusement. Artificially and artistically laid out gardens awakened longing and hope – hope of life in the gardens of the next world. This exhibition traces various different garden designs in Egypt on the basis of the most recent excavations.
Guided Tours (german language)
Dienstag, 31. Mai , 15:30 Uhr
Dienstag, 7. Juni , 15:30 Uhr
Dienstag, 14. Juni , 15:30 Uhr
Dienstag, 21. Juni , 15:30 Uhr
Dienstag, 28. Juni , 15:30 Uhr
Participation in public guided tours is generally free of charge.
Römisch-Germanisches Museum (Romano-Germanic Museum)
Built above the Roman town villa with the world-famous Dionysus mosaic the Römisch-Germanisches Museum houses examples of art, culture and everyday life in Roman and early medieval Cologne. A highlight is the worldwide largest collection of Roman glass with the tri-coloured cage cup (c. 330/340 AD) and the miniature portrait miniature of Emperor Augustus in turquoise glass. The art of barbarian peoples in the early Middle Ages is shown in various types of precious jewellery for women and men – a form of capital in the Migration Period. These objects at the Romano-Germanic Museum form part of one of the richest early European collections.