Extension of the exhibitions “Egypt in Literature Before the Middle of the 19th Century” and “An Explosion at the Library”

Exhibition “Egypt in Literature Before the Middle of the 19th Century”

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.

The exhibition was part of the programme of the Czech Academy of Sciences Library for the Science and Technology Week at the Czech Academy of Sciences 2013 – http://www.knav.cz/tyden-vedy

Admission free 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday to Friday in the entry area of the Study of the Czech Academy of Sciences Library at Národní 3, Prague 1 until 31 January 2014.

 

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“An Explosion at the Library”

The photography exhibition records the state of the library immediately after the gas explosion in Divadelní Street on 29 April 2013, which destroyed the interior of the study, and the clearing up work and repairs that began immediately afterwards.

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Admission free 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday to Friday in the entry area of the Study of the Czech Academy of Sciences Library at Národní 3, Prague 1 until 31 January 2014.