The Face That History Had Erased

Amenhotep IV - a pharaoh so revolutionary, so radical that those following him had his name (which he changed to Akhenaten and face deleted from the records so completely that only 3000 years later did archaeology rediscover his new royal capital at Akhet-Aten (modern el-Amarna) giving back "the enemy of Akhet-Aten" and his now famously beautiful wife Nefertiti a face, a name and a story.

The 'Pharaohs of the Sun' exhibition is that story (known to us as the Amarna period), from the first 'Sun-King' Amenhotep III through the construction of Akhet-Aten to the last and most famous of Egypt's 'Sun-Kings' Tutankhamun and his generals.

Over 200 objects from 30 museums and private collections from all over the world bring to life the most intruiging epoch of Egyptian ancient history.

November 3, 2000 to February 18, 2001