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NEWS: Egyptian mummy’s name revealed after experts carry out project on a coffin lid held at Chiddingstone Castle

NEWS: Egyptian mummy’s name revealed after experts carry out project on a coffin lid held at Chiddingstone Castle

“Experts have lifted the lid on the secrets of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian coffin, part of which is held at a Kent castle. Managers at Chiddingstone Castle have completed their quest to find the name of the person whose mummy had been interred inside the coffin, the lid from which is on display in the castle. […]

Event: Peek Inside the New ‘Mummies’ Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History

Event: Peek Inside the New ‘Mummies’ Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History

“Mummies in real life can be just as captivating as the ones in the movies — particularly when you can see their insides. That’s the point of “Mummies,” a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History opening on March 20. On tour from the Field Museum in Chicago, the exhibit not only showcases the ritually […]

Museum piece #19 – Museo Gregoriano Egizio Inv. 22795

Museum piece #19 – Museo Gregoriano Egizio Inv. 22795

  Inv. 22795 is a beautiful marble statue of Antinous. Antinous was a favourite of the Roman emperor, Hadrian, and is believed by many to have been his lover. He accompanied Hadrian on a tour of the Roman Empire.  In 130AD, Hadrian, Antinous, and the rest of Hadrian’s entourage assembled at Heliopolis in Egypt to set sail […]

Museum piece #17 – 1912:261

Museum piece #17 – 1912:261

  Object 1912:261, housed within the collection of the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin, is a limestone composite offering table and libation basin. Offering tables were believed to be a magical funerary object. The carved food and drink was was transformed into real sustenance when activated by water and was designed to be a […]

EVENT: The British Museum – Ancient Lives: New Discoveries

EVENT: The British Museum – Ancient Lives: New Discoveries

CT scan 3D visualisation of the mummified remains of a Sudanese woman (Source: The Telegraph). “Wrapped in bandages and caricatured as figures of terror in Hollywood movies, Egypt’s mummies have long captivated and bewildered scientists and children alike. Now a new exhibition at the British Museum will disclose the human side of the mummies of […]

EVENT: Egyptian exhibit shows once-hidden artefacts

Dartmouth resident Egyptologist Christine Lilyquist has catalogued the Hood Museum’s collection of Egyptian artefacts, which were formerly in storage (Source: The Dartmouth). “Over the past few years, Dartmouth’s resident Egyptologist Christine Lilyquist has spent tireless hours cataloging and researching Dartmouth’s collection of ancient Egyptian objects. Her work culminated in the creation of an exhibition designed […]