Lyon exhibits Egyptian collection of Emile Guimet

Visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon, France will have the chance to see many items from the collection of Emile Guimet (1836-1918).

Guimet, a local industrialist, visited Egypt in 1865.  This was to spark an interest in collecting Egyptian antiquity which was to span over a period of 50 years.

Items on display include stelae, statues, amulets, papyri and sarchophagi.  The exhibition runs until the 2 July 2012.

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