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The rich cultural heritage of ancient Egypt is entwined with the development of European collections. Discovering Ancient Egypt explores this complex relationship through more than 200 objects chosen from the renowned Egyptian and Nubian Collection of the National Museum of Antiquities, in Leiden, the Netherlands. An array of funerary objects and tools, including intricately decorated coffins and extracts from the Book of the Dead, reveal beliefs in an everlasting afterlife; while everyday objects, from ceramic vessels to games and lamps, illuminate a range of lived experiences. These objects are framed by reflections on the history of the Leiden museum and insights into contemporary Egyptology, from the latest scientific research and collaborations with the Egyptian people, to understanding the reception of this ancient world in Australia.
Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm
Publisher: National Museum of Australia Press
Published date: 2023