Gardens of the Pharaohs

Museum projects

Gardens of the Pharaohs | National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden | 2012
The exhibition Gardens of the Pharaohs showcases the flora of ancient Egypt. Visitors find out which plants, trees, flowers, and crops grew in the age of the pharaohs. The museum’s collection includes not only dried plant remains from thousands of years ago, but also pictures of plants and trees on a huge variety of objects: wall reliefs, mummy cases, jewellery, amulets, and drinking bowls.

The clear design, the use of semitransparent blow-ups of floral motives and the green ambient lighting make the visitors feel as if they were in an ancient Egyptian garden.
Photos: Architectenbureau Jowa and National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden