In 1923 a shipment of antiquities arrived in Reading. They had been excavated in Egypt over a decade earlier. Drawing on original archives, this digital exhibition reveals the story behind these antiquities – their initial discovery and distribution, and the colonial occupation that tied Britain and Egypt together.
It highlights some of the key individuals, both British and Egyptian, who played a role in the history of archaeology in Egypt, and explores how traces of this history can be found in Reading.
Explore “Egypt in Reading” here.