Pharaoh of the Two Lands Musée du Louvre

  • Exhibition

The exhibition, presented at the Louvre Museum, unveils the story of Taharqa, the third ruler of the 25th dynasty, composed of African kings, who reigned in Egypt for half a century. A new chapter in the history of the Nile Valley.

In the 8th century B.C., in Nubia, a kingdom was organised around its capital Napata. Around 730 BC, the ruler Piankhi undertook to conquer Egypt and inaugurated the Kushite dynasty of pharaohs. His successors ruled for more than fifty years over a kingdom stretching from the Mediterranean to the confluence of the White and Blue Niles. The most famous of them is without doubt Taharqa. The exhibition highlights the leading role of this vast kingdom, located in what is now central Sudan.

Opening and closing times

From 28/04 to 25/07/2022 between 9 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Nocturnes on Wednesdays, Fridays and 1st Saturday of each month until 9:45 pm.


Adult: 17 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.

A time slot booking is mandatory.



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  • French


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