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Ramses II statue in the Luxor Temple.

Touring Exhibition: Ramses & the Gold of Pharaohs, 2021 – 2025

The next stop for the blockbuster touring exhibition from Egypt Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs is the Odysseum in Cologne, opening 13 July 2024 – 6 January 2025. Having closed in Sydney on 19 May 2024, the 183 artefacts are on their way to Germany. Tickets are now on sale, and advance booking is essential (a link for booking tickets through the official vendor is included below). In the spring of 2025 the exhibition will make its Asian debut in Tokyo. I visited the exhibition on day one of the Cologne run, and offer my thoughts and tips for making the most of your visit.
Ramses II as a sphinx offering ram-headed vessel.
Statue of Ramses II as a sphinx offering a ram-headed vessel.
People peer under the granite coffin lid of Psusennes I in the Ramses exhibition in Cologne, Germany.
Looking at the underside of the coffin lid used by Psusennes I.

Buy Tickets Online For the Ramses Gold Exhibition in Cologne

Exhibition Theme: Ramses II & Pharaonic Gold

People stand in front of a red granite head of Ramses II at the Ramses exhibition.
The first exhibit: the head of a colossal statue of Ramses II.
People crowd around the upright wooden sarcophagus of Ramses II.
The penultimate exhibit: the wooden sarcophagus of Ramses II.

Getting to the Odysseum

The entrance to the Odysseum in Cologne, showing the Ramses exhibition publicity.
Ramses exhibition at the Odysseum, Cologne in 2024.
An artists impression of visitors attending the Ramses exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
Artist's impression of the venue hosting Ramses in Tokyo in 2025.

Visiting Ramses in Cologne? A city for Art, Archaeology & History

Drone view of Cologne Cathedral and the Rhine River during sunset.
An aerial view of the cathedral and a number of museums in the historic centre of Cologne.

Current Dates for the Pharoah's Gold Exhibition

The entrance to the Odysseum in Cologne, showing the Ramses exhibition publicity.
Ramses exhibition at the Odysseum, Cologne in 2024.
An artists impression of visitors attending the Ramses exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
Artist's impression of the venue hosting Ramses in Tokyo in 2025.

Pharoah's Gold Exhibition Venues, Past, Present & Future

The colssal statues of Ramses II at the Great Temple of Ramses at Abu Simbel against a brilliant blue sky.
The four colossal statues of Ramses II at the entrance to the Great Temple of Ramses at Abu Simbel.

Archaeology Travel Writer

Thomas Dowson

With a professional background in archaeology and a passion for travel, I founded Archaeology Travel to help more people explore our world’s fascinating pasts. Born in Zambia, I trained as an archaeologist at the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and taught archaeology at the universities of Southampton and Manchester (England). Read More

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