Thacker Gallery Ancient Egypt

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Oriental Museum

Durham University Elvet Hill

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This collection holds 'Designated Status' on the basis of its national and international importance and the newly refurbished gallery showcases this amazing collection to its full potential. Every object is a treasure and the gallery has been designed to showcase the collection with the minimum of intervention, letting the objects speak for themselves. Make sure you don’t miss: - The world-famous statuette of the servant girl which defies all the normal principles of ancient Egyptian art - The mummy of a lady dating to the Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE) who has a false left hand - A granite obelisk of Amenhotep II, standing more than 6 feet high - A perfume container once owned by the female Pharoah Hatshepsut This gallery has been completely refurbished and redesigned. Reopened on 26th February 2016 it is named after man responsible for the founding of the Oriental Museum, Professor T.W. Thacker and is home to the highlights of the Ancient Egyptian collection.

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Upcoming event dates:

  • Sunday 16th June 2019 - Sunday 31st December 2023


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