From November 2023 until May 2024, we invite you to step inside one of the largest and most spectacular exhibitions Sydney has ever seen, Ramses The Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs.

Think Tutankhamun was a big deal? Wait until you meet Ramses II, a prolific pharaoh who ruled for 67 years, had over 100 children and was responsible for a vast construction phase in ancient Egypt. Find out more about this well documented king through a collection of more than 180 rare artefacts on display in Sydney for the first time. Visitors will walk among towering statues and immerse themselves in multimedia productions that re-create moments from Ramses’ life, including his triumph at Kadesh, the largest chariot battle ever fought.

Ramses The Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs will also boast the first-ever virtual walkthrough of Ramses II’s famous temples as well as the first full-length documentary ever produced on Ramses II’s tomb. Discover why his tomb was found empty and where his body was eventually found.

Ramses II, known as Ramses the Great, was the most celebrated and powerful pharaoh of the New Kingdom — Egypt’s golden age. Believed to be a god on Earth, he ruled for 67 years as part of the 19th Dynasty, erecting enormous temples, obelisks, and statues and expanding Egypt’s empire. This state-of-the-art exhibition will feature the greatest collection of Ramses II objects and Egyptian jewellery ever to travel to Sydney. Along with the pharaoh’s colossal royal sculpture, the exhibition will highlight recently discovered animal mummies and treasures from the royal tombs of Dahshur and Tanis.

The exhibition is created by World Heritage Exhibitions, with the support of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

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Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs is proudly funded by the NSW Government.