In Egypt Exclusive we work daily with numerous groups from Latin America. And we know that the ancient Pharaonic civilization arouses great interest throughout the American continent. But probably due to the geographical remoteness, the variety of museums in Egypt is less abundant here than in other regions of the world, such as Europe. However, there are interesting centers and collections, such as the ones shown below, that you should visit if you are passionate about Ancient Egypt.
La Plata Museum (Argentina)
The La Plata Museum is managed by the National University of La Plata, in the city of the same name in Argentina. It is a natural science museum and is one of the most prestigious in the province of Buenos Aires. Inside, the Egyptian Hall has mummies from the Late Period and more than 40 original fragments of sandstone from the Aksha complex in Nubia.
National Museum of World Cultures, Mexico DF (Mexico)
As its name suggests, it is not exclusively a museum of Egypt. Museum of Egypt Ancient, but of a museum dedicated to all the ancient cultures of the world. Located in a privileged place in Mexico City, a few meters from the National Palace, it dedicates an entire room to the Pharaonic civilization, where you can see objects of different sizes and periods, from the pre-dynastic to the Roman domination. Of the more than 160 original pieces, a tomb from the New Empire stands out.
Tutankhamun Egyptian Museum, Zipaquirá (Colombia)
In this list of museums in Egypt In the Tutankhamun Egyptian Museum in Zipaquira, unlike the previous ones and the vast majority of the world, the museum does not exhibit original fragments but replicas of sarcophagi, sculptures, hieroglyphics, etc. Therefore, it is not intended for conservation but only for dissemination, which gives rise to the organization of exhibitions of a more interactive, audiovisual and, in short, more original nature.
Egyptian and Rosicrucian Museum, Curitiba (Brazil)
The Egyptian and Rosicrucian Museum, located in the Brazilian city of Curitiba, also consists almost entirely of replicas of original pieces from Ancient Egypt: more than 800 in total, donated by the artist Eduardo D’Ávila, a lover of that civilization. But as we said, not all the pieces are replicas: one of them is not, and it is undoubtedly the great attraction of the center. We are talking about a 2,700-year-old mummy, found in ancient Thebes, today Luxor, at the end of the 19th century. After passing through several owners, the mummy was donated to this museum in 1995, making it a great attraction for visitors.
In addition to these four museums in Egypt in Latin America, it is worth mentioning others that sometimes host temporary exhibitions on the civilization that flourished on the banks of the Nile. For example, the Museum of Natural History in Santiago, Chile. And we cannot end this post without recalling the fateful fire at the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, which in 2018 devoured the largest and best Egyptian collection in all of Latin America.