An exhibition entitled "Pharaohs, Gods and Mummies" opened for ancient Egyptian antiquities in central Hunan Province China .
The exhibition, which runs until December 5, is jointly organized by Hunan and Iguizu bItalia, Showing about 230 pieces of ancient Egyptian artifacts such as mummies, horseradish and hieroglyphics, dating back to the period between the First Dynasty of Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire.
The artifacts ranging from mummies, animals and humans to make-up tools are part of efforts to shed light on the unique life, religious beliefs, culture of funerals and artistic achievements of ancient Egypt.
Paolo Marini, one of the organizers of the exhibition at the Igizio Museum, said the exhibition will provide the Chinese with a basic understanding of ancient Egyptian civilization.
Founded in 1824, the Igizio Museum houses more than 30,000 pieces of ancient Egyptian antiquities dating back more than 4,000 years and is the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside Egypt.