The Wolfson Gallery of Ancient Egypt

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Oriental Museum

Durham University Elvet Hill

The Wolfson Gallery of Ancient Egypt has been designed to introduce our younger visitors to the wonders of ancient Egypt. Displays cover the topics taught in schools such as food and farming, writing and beliefs. Labelling has been designed to help parents and teachers guide younger visitors but there is plenty here for everyone to enjoy. While younger visitors are playing with the toy pyramid and temple or trying out a word search, others can enjoy looking at amulets, animal mummies and exquisite jewellery. You can also try out our giant game of senet, played by the ancient Egyptians. Make sure you don’t miss: - The perfume vessel in the shape of a duck made from the rare stone blue anhydrite - A false door for the god Thoth - The mummy of a boy of about 15 years of age from the Roman Period - A rare 18th dynasty mummy mask dating to around 1500 BCE. This gallery was funded by the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.

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Upcoming event dates:

  • Friday 1st November 2019 - Sunday 31st December 2023


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