Saturday, April 27, 2019

New Ancient Egyptian Gallery

Two hundred years after acquiring its first Egyptian artefacts, the (now) National Museum of Scotland* has opened a new Ancient Egyptian Gallery and it is fabulous!  Far too quick a visit and a smattering of photos later - 

statuette of a man c2494-2345 BCE

the endlessly fascinating Akhenaten c1352-1336 BCE

a tiny mongoose coffin - c644-332 BCE

- and I am definitely raring to go back!  One visit is not enough.

(* then The Society of Antiquarians of Scotland, founded 1780)


At 6:49 AM, Blogger Penny Dolan said...

Especially not to a mongoose coffin! That surely deserves seeing again! Love the beauty and dignity of Ancient Egyptian statuary.

At 9:52 AM, Blogger Maureen said...

Wonderful photos! Thank you.


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