Egypt in Brazil
The fascination of this civilization is reproduced today in Brasília within the
Ancient Egypt was the first civilization to establish itself in the world almost five thousand years ago in a truly remarkable manner. It was an exuberant nation that believed in the immortality of the Soul.
Egyptian Room of the Temple of Good Will, conceived by the president of the LBV and inaugurated by him on October 20, 1995. A unique place that contains several details of this nation and, at the same time, offers an environment for introspection.
Those who have the privilege to visit the place can appreciate, among other things, frescoes that reproduce the great sphinx of Giza, and the Valley of Giza itself, with the three pyramids: Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, aside from learning more about the furniture used at the time thanks to the recreation work of plastic artist Marciel Oehlmeyer.
In the outer room, there are three figures of Ramses II, who was responsible for one of the most renowned kingdoms in History.
Over the access portal into the main chamber, we find the following inscription in hieroglyphics (a language with more than 700 different signs representing sounds and ideas): "The dead do not die”—a phrase by Paiva Netto, which he had engraved in the place also in Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Esperanto and Japanese.
- Foto: Gustavo Oliveira
- Egyptian Room’s entrance.
Two other figure s can also be seen sowing, representing the act of good inner seeding. On the walls along the stairs, birds such the ibis and Meidum geese that express life and movement.
Above the stairs, there is a painting of the charismatic figure of Akhenaton, the Pharaoh who governed Egypt for 17 years from 1379 to 1362 BC, whose name means "Messenger of the Sun”, and one who established, during his reign, the worshiping of a single god.
There is still a sculpture of the bust of Nefertiti—Akhenaton’s wife, who was notorious for her beauty. Her very name is an indication: Nefertiti—"the arrival of beauty”, "beauty has arrived”.
- Bust of Nephertiti
Tutankhamun’s throne—a successor of Akhenaton (Tut-Ankh-Amun—"the living image of Amun”)—is also represented; he was Egypt’s youngest Pharaoh, known as the "boy king” because he took the throne while still a child and governed for 10 years. The serpents are also present, since they are a symbol of dominion and protection and therefore are also depicted on the foreheads of Pharaohs. On the ceiling, there are the "seven heavens” which represent the seven days of the week and all the mysticism around the number 7.
Aside from these, many other details confirm the words of journalist Paiva Netto: "If you can’t go to Egypt, the TGW brings Egypt to you”.