Egyptian treasures back on show: A MUSEUM gallery has been given an extensive revamp, paid for by taking its treasures to the Far East.
Per-Ankh: Ancient Egypt
Egyptian treasures back on show
Egyptian treasures back on show
Egyptian treasures back on show

A MUSEUM gallery has been given an extensive revamp, paid for by taking its treasures to the Far East.

About 150 objects from the Ancient Egyptian collections at Durham University’s Oriental Museum were seen by almost 200,000 people during a yearlong tour of Japan.

Among the treasures was a 2,300-year-old mummified priest. The £60,000 raised has been re-invested, and the refurbished gallery will reopen to the public today, almost two years after it closed.

Visitors will be able to see objects ranging from tiny gold amulets to a huge granite obelisk of Pharoah Amenhotep II.

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