On 10 February 2017, the Museum Rietberg in Zurich opens its exhibition “Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries”, an exceptional exhibition revealing one of the founding myths of ancient Egypt by evocating what were the Mysteries of Osiris!
Discoveries made in Thonis-Heracleion: 5-metre high colossal statues and a stela. Together they weigh over 30 tons
“Osiris, Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries” is one of the highlights of the excavations directed by Franck Goddio in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities in the western part of the Nile delta. In a 1300 m2 display space, some 300 objects are presented, all of which have travelled from Egypt. Most were discovered in the recent underwater excavations carried out by the IEASM, but they are augmented by some 40 splendid exhibits on loan from the museums of Cairo and Alexandria—rare objects which have never before been seen in a German-speaking country, and even some that have never been seen outside Egypt before.