Rediscovering Ancient Egypt in print

  • Past Event
Inside the Library
On Site

Drop in during a special collection viewing of some of the Library's most spectacular works documenting Egypt in the 19th century.

Event Information

Past Event
No bookings necessary:  
Dixson Room, Ground Floor, Mitchell Building

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9273 1414

Inspired by the current Ramses exhibition at the Australian Museum, view some of the Library’s most spectacular, awe-inspiring and valuable works documenting the exploration of Egypt in the nineteenth century.

These fantastic works include the monumental Description de l’Égypte, recording Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt, along with works by David Roberts, Giovani Belzoni, Luigi Mayer and Richard Lepsius. Even turning the pages of these large volumes will require a monumental team of Library curators!