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In the Ancient Egyptian language “The Gates of Heaven” meant the doors of a sanctuary housing the statue of a divinity. Symbolizing the passageway into the afterworld this expression also applies to other points of contact between the different elements of the universe as conceived by the Egyptians.

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Containing about 350 artefacts spanning three millennia, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman Period, the exhibition endeavours to place everyday objects in their social, religious and artistic context.

Organized by: Marc Etienne, département des Antiquités égyptiennes, musée du Louvre.

Practical information


Napoleon Hall

Open daily except Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Admission fees
Exhibition only: €9.50. Permanent collections + exhibition: €13;  €11 after 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.