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Exhibits: The Unseen Museum
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The “Great Neith, creator of the world”. Bronze votive statuettes of the 25th (712-670 BC) and 26th Dynasty (664-525 BC). Photo credit: National Archaeological Museum.
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Meet Neith, creator of the world

At the National Archaeological Museum

The goddess Neith, “creator of the world”, was brought out of the storerooms of the National Archaeological Museum, to be presented to its visitors and to tell her unknown story. Exhibited is a group of bronze votive statuettes of the early, powerful Egyptian deity Neith, which retained a dominant position in the land of the Nile from the 4th millennium BC until the 4th c. AD.

The “Great Neith, creator of the world” emerged in the Hall of the Altar (No 34) on Monday, March 27, in the framework of the museum’s successful action “The Unseen Museum”, which presents selected antiquities from the world of the storerooms. Neith will be exhibited until Sunday, May 22, 2017.

On four days (April 7, 23 and 28, and May 7), at 1.00 p.m. archaeologists of the museum will welcome visitors in the exhibition hall and talk with them about the “unique and mysterious Neith, the eldest of the gods”, and about the various aspects of religious cult in the land of the Nile.

Admission to these presentations is on a first come, first served basis for ticket-holders, after they sign up at the Museum entry desk. Tel.: 213 214 891.