CaixaForum Tarragona, Tarragona, Spain
Egyptian pharaohs presented themselves as all-powerful: brave military leaders who extended the boundaries of Egypt, and also pious rulers who worshipped the gods. But the realities of Egyptian kingship were often very different. Rulers were not always male, nor even always Egyptian. Alongside monumental statues, gold jewellery and beautifully carved stone reliefs, this exhibition transports visitors to ancient Egypt to encounter a culture divided by civil war, conquered by foreign powers and ruled by competing kings.