Sunday, April 15, 2012

Slideshow of the Ashmolean Musem Egyptian galleries

The Telegraph (Video by Glen Milner)  

Video. Thanks to the Collecting Egypt blog for this link.  I really must visit!

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has opened six spectacular new galleries for its world-renowned Egyptian collections, exhibiting objects that have been in storage since the Second World War, and more than doubling the number of mummies and coffins on display. 
40,000 artefacts collected over 300 years, from over 100 archaelogical sites, have been rehoused including collections by Sir William Petrie. Various sculptures, including limestone statues of the fertility god Min which date to 3300 BC, and a fantastic collection of mummies and coffins. 

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