Saturday, May 19, 2007

Exhibition: Out of Egypt

The above exhibition opened today at the Red House Museum in Christchurch (Dorset, UK): "Out of Egypt contains artefacts from the Land of the Pharaohs, many brought back by Hampshire people in the 19th and 20th centuries as souvenirs of their travels, and later given to Hampshire and Winchester Museums Services. In the display you will discover how the Ancient Egyptians treated their dead, and see many of the objects placed in the tomb for use in the afterlife. There are mummy masks, and wrappings, shabti figures, which would come alive and do your work in the land of the dead, scarabs, jewellery and mummified animals. You can also find out more about life in Ancient Egypt by having a go at the many activities in the exhibition. Count like an Egyptian, write your name in hieroglyphics and hunt for creepy-crawlies in our re-creation of an ancient tomb."
Only running from May 19th 2007 until June 23, 2007, this exhibition displays Egyptology artefacts from the Hampshire and Winchester Museums Services.

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