The two free Ancient Egyptian exhibitions are heading to Ferens Art Gallery in Hull for the spring and summer season. You can explore the beauty and mystery the era through the two greatest Egyptian discoveries of the last 200 years.
You can journey into Ancient Egypt through the incredible artefacts on show learning about the decoding of the Rosetta Stone in 1822, which helped our understanding of the Egyptian world and the 1922 discovers of the famous tomb of Tutankhamun.
The British Museum tour exhibition Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Unlock the Mystery which charts the beauty and language is taking place at the same time.
There will also be a range of objects of ancient Egypt such as he Book of the Dead, a large limestone lintel revealing the name of Pharoah Ramses III and an ancestor statue that helped to keep the memory of the dead alive in the family house.which will provide an insight into the world, and the exhibition will run until the 18th June.
Visitors will be able to follow in the footsteps of all those that first visited these items found in Tutankhamun’s tomb 100 years ago and experience the discovery that swept the world up into ‘Tutamania’.
There will also be bookable talks by British Egyptologist Joann Fletcher and Hull Museums curatorial team. You can get hands on and enjoy bookable workshops and family-friendly drop-in activities.
Primary schools from around the region will be invited to visit the exciting exhibitions that will help them learn in a more immersive way about the Egyptian way.
Councillor Alison Collinson, Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd, said: “Ancient Egypt has fascinated people for generations. It’s exciting that the Ferens, with the help and generosity of the British Museum, is able to offer these free exhibitions, which will showcase this sensational chapter of history for our local residents and schoolchildren to enjoy.”
Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum, said: “The British Museum touring exhibition Egyptian hieroglyphs: unlock the mystery marks 200 years since the remarkable breakthrough to decipher a long-lost language. For the first time in millennia the ancient Egyptians could speak directly to us. By breaking the code, our understanding of this incredible civilisation has given us an unprecedented window into the people of the past and their way of life.”
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