Out of Egypt

Monday, January 19, 2009 to Sunday, March 29, 2009

Booking: No booking required.
Cost: Normal admission charges apply.

A family friendly display which features genuine Ancient Egyptian artefacts mainly from the Winchester Museums Collection.

Discover how Ancient Egyptians treated their dead and see many of the objects placed in the tomb for the afterlife. There are scarabs and mummified animals, mummy masks and wrappings, shabti figures and jewellery.

The Museum is looking for local people to be involved with the exhibition. Are you fascinated or obsessed by Ancient Egypt? Do you have anything at home inspired by Ancient Egypt? Do you have any old holiday photos or curiosities or a story to tell about Egypt? They could be displayed in the exhibition! Bring them to the Museum this December or call Kim Chittick at the Museum on 01722 332151.

The exhibition will also feature lots of activities, games and puzzles for children. Write your name in hieroglyphics, count like an Egyptian or hunt for creepy crawlies.

The Museum has also tracked down some of Salisbury’s very own Egyptian artefacts. These include mummified crocodiles, mummy cloth, and papyrus given by Salisbury Museum to the Bournemouth Natural Science Society . These will be back on display in Salisbury for the first time in over 70 years.

 
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