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Past exhibition

Egyptian Magic

Statue égyptienne représentant une divinité.

Ancient Egyptians had an unshakeable faith in magic as a bridge between humans, the gods and the dead. For them, magic was both a source of supernatural wisdom and a way to influence their destiny.

In ancient Egypt, magic was practiced by priests, scribes and citizens alike. It was seen as a way to protect against everyday misfortunes, to communicate with the gods and as a bridge to what lay beyond.

Egyptian Magic presents 300 treasures, many of which are over 3,000 years old. Mummies, papyri, amulets, jewelry and the imposing statue of the goddess Sekhmet are all on display in the exhibition.

This exhibition was organized by the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, in cooperation with the Musée de la civilisation and with the collaboration of the British Museum, the Louvre and the Museo Egizio.

Presented by La Capitale and Teknion.

An exhibition is organized by the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, Netherlands, in close cooperation with Musées de la civilisation in Québec City and made possible by loans from the British Museum, the Louvre, and the Egyptian Museum in Turin. Presented by La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services and Teknion in collaboration with Secrétariat à la Capitale-Nationale, Tourisme Québec, Québec City Tourism, the official hotel Fairmont Le Château, and media sponsor Le Soleil.