A Visit to the Egyptian Archaeology Collection

Shortly before Christmas, the museums welcomed a group of experts from Germany to study some of the University’s internationally important Egyptian archaeology collection. Among the items they studied was a wooden coffin, probably dating to the Middle Kingdom (2000-1700BC). Now empty, it was made to contain the mummy of a royal official called Nekht.

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Dr Christian Bayer (Roemer und Pelizaeus Museum) removing the lid of the coffin

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Dr Christina Bayer (Roemer und Pelizaeus Museums) and Dr Christian Tietze (University of Potsdam) looking at the Egyptian coffin with Dr Peter Miesbeck (Lokschuppen exhibition centre).

 

 

 


The visit was also an opportunity to discussed the possibility of a major exhibition to be held in Germany that would feature over 100 items from the collection, curated by the Roemer und Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim (near Hannover) and the Lokschuppen exhibition centre in Rosenheim (near Munich).

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A combination shot of a scribe and his tools

Andreas Jacob taking a photograph of an amulet in the form of a hedgehod

Andreas Jacob taking a photograph of an amulet in the form of a hedgehog

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About uoamuseums

The University of Aberdeen's Museums include King’s Museum and the University's Zoology Museum. The museums can claim to be Scotland's oldest, with records of museums and collections as far back as the late 17th century. Thanks to their status as a Recognised Collection of national significance, the Zoology Museum’s displays are currently being improved, while King's Museum hosts changing exhibitions drawn from across the collections, particularly those formerly in Marischal Museum. Visitors are warmly welcomed to the museums, and there are no charges for admission. Marischal College now houses the Museums Collections Centre, caring for and conserving many of the collections.
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