All the finds on display belong to a little-known period in Egyptian civilisation, the Third Intermediate Period corresponding to the 21st Dynasty (1070-900 B.C.). They come from the Second Cache of Deir el-Bahari, commonly known by its modern name "Bab el-Gasus (The Gate of the Priests)", hence the title of the exhibition.
It is an incredible complex of tombs discovered accidentally in 1891 in which no less than 450 sarcophagi and an incalculable number of burial furnishings were unearthed.
The exhibition places exceptional artefacts in their historical context. A journey full of testimonies and documentation that guides visitors to the ’Hall of the Sarcophagi’, where they can admire the preciousness and decorations of such beautiful artefacts.
The public can observe and learn about the main features of the sarcophagi from both a material point of view (construction, colours, paints, etc.) and a conceptual point of view related to the survival in the afterlife as conceived by the Egyptians in the 21st Dynasty.