Part of National Museums Liverpool
More than 1,300 items from our significant Egyptology collection. The full collection is one of the largest in the UK with 16,000 items spanning from the Prehistoric (c.5300 BC) to the end of the Byzantine Period (642 AD).
Currently on display in Temporary Exhibition Space, Level 2, World Museum
Building works have now begun on an exciting new project to develop our ancient Egypt gallery, enabling us to tell the fascinating story of how Liverpool acquired its world-renowned ancient Egyptian collection.
Start date: 2015-10-08
End date: 2015-10-08
Description: This fascinating exhibition explores ancient Egyptian animal mummies, prepared in their millions as votive offerings to the gods. Discover the background behind this religious practice in the context of life in ancient Egypt and the environment in which the animals lived. Featuring mummified specimens such as jackals, crocodiles, cats and birds, the exhibition will also include a recreation of a subterranean animal catacomb, creating an immersive and atmospheric experience. Using animal mummies from a variety of UK collections, the exhibition will also look at the use of science, such as CT imaging, to learn more about the subject.
World Museum has worked on this exhibition in partnership with Manchester Museum, Glasgow Museums and The University of Manchester.
The touring exhibition will be hosted at three cities -
Manchester: 8 October 2015 2016 - 17 April 2016
Glasgow: May 2016 - June 2016
Liverpool:14 October 2016 - 26 February 2017
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