On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the death of Swiss orientalist Johann Ludwig Burckhardt—who discovered one of the most well-known ancient Egyptian monuments, the Temple of Abu Simbel in Aswan—the BA Antiquities Museum will host an exhibition titled “Abu Simbel: 200 Years After the Passing of Sheikh Ibrahim Burckhardt”, in cooperation with the Embassy of Switzerland, and the University of Basel in Switzerland. The exhibition is going to be held at the entrance of the Antiquities Museum at the B1 Level. It will showcase a number of plaques that portray the locations visited by Sheikh Ibrahim during his travels to Nubia, such as Philae, Abu Simbel, and Qasr Ibrim, and what they represent in terms of archaeological heritage.


Event Schedule

Location Date From: To: Activity Admission
Main Building – BA Museums 13 Nov 2017 - 13 Feb 2018 14:00 14:00 Exhibition Open For Public