Apophis I Urn Returned

ALM Egyptian Urn OnLAlmuñécar has just received back its prized urn belonging to the Aphophis I period of ancient Egypt; i.e. just over 1,500 years BC.

This museum piece had been lent to the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York for an exhibition entitled: From Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age.

A total of 41 museums from 14 different countries had contributed archaeological pieces, amongst them the Almuñécar museum, Cueva de Siete Palacios. And this was not some spur-of-the-moment exhibition knocked up during a chat over a pint and a packet of crisps – oh no – because it took six long years to get all these pieces, all representative of the Mediterranean cultures, together.

Other Spanish museums that contributed were ones in Cádiz, Cartagena, Granada, Huelva and Sevilla.

This 3,500-year-old urn was carved out from a solid block of marble and engraved with intricate Egyptian hieroglyphics… in other words, it isn’t exactly somewhere to stub a fag out.

We did an article about this back in September last year.

(News: Almuñécar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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