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Egypt in Reading: Stories from the Liverpool Collection

Details

Start:
February 26
End:
August 31
Times:
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://research.reading.ac.uk/curiosi/egypt-in-reading/

Venue

Ure Museum
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology Reading Berkshire United Kingdom

Organizer

Ure Museum

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.