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Khufu´s Pyramid in the South-East
Step Pyramid of Saqqara
Step Pyramid of Meidum
Pyramid of Giza

The exhibition „The Pyramid – The House for Eternity“ showing at the Lokschuppen in Rosenheim tells of the development of Egypt´s great pyramids. Models and original tools help to explain various theories and technics on how the pyramids were built. Basic commodities tell us of the daily life at the pyramid construction-site. One of the high-lights of the exhibition is the reconstruction of a burial-chamber.

Statues of the deceased, reliefs, precios vessles made of alabaster, figures showing servants and offering-plates give us a picture of the burial-culture at the time of the pyramids. The exhibits come from significant Egyptian collections. The exploration of the pyramids is displayed as well as the „Egyptomania“ which spread throughout Europe starting from the time of the Baroque.

The pyramids, mighty tomb-constructions and stone monuments of royal suprimacy were already built by the Pharaoh of the 3. Dynasty about 2,700 BC. By about 2,500 BC a perfection in the construction of the pyramid buildings was reached with the Khufu and the Khafre Pyramid of Giza. They symbolise the Pharaoh´s ascent to heaven and his integration into the eternal cycle of the sun.

The Greek historian Diodor very concisly summarised the Egyptian immagination of the afterlife: „To them life-time is very short, the time after death very long. Therefore they call the dwellings of the living hostles, the tombs of the dead eternal houses“.

Figure of the writing official Ptah-schepses (Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim GmbH) Figure of the official Memi ((Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim GmbH)
Khafre Pyramid with Sphinx
Kings´ Burial Chambers in Meroé
Burial chamber of Sennedjem (Dr. Wettengel, Nördlingen)
Annubis at the mummy
Clock arrangement with Egyptian motives.