The 2018 autumn season at the Musée de Grenoble will be marked by an exhibition-cum-event devoted to ancient Egypt, organized with the Louvre. It will propose an archaeological plunge into the powerful city of Thebes 3000 years ago, by way of its necropolis and the monumental temple of Amun. Relying on the Grenoble collection, complemented by almost 200 works from the Musée du Louvre and other loans from European museums, the exhibition will introduce visitors to the intimate life of Theban society in the Third Intermediate Period (1069 – 664 BCE). That society paying allegiance to the deityAmun-Ra in the temple at Karnak found itself, for those 500 years, at the heart of major political and economic challenges. In particular, the exhibition will emphasize the important role played by women at that time. A novel subject especially devised for Grenoble.