Museums from the United Kingdom and around the world that have collections of artefacts from Ancient Egypt.
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Museums from the United Kingdom and around the world that have collections of artefacts from Ancient Egypt. This list includes the some of the most well known museums as well as those with minor and small collections.

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National Museum of Ireland
National Museum of Ireland

Ancient Egypt

The National Museum of Ireland's Egyptian collection comprises about 3000 objects, the majority acquired from excavations carried out in Egypt between the 1890s and the 1920s and ranging in date from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages.

During the late 19th century the National Museum received a share in several major divisions of finds from the excavations of the Egypt Exploration Fund, London including sites such as Hieraconpolis, Deir el-Bahri, Ehnasya, Oxyrhynchus, Tarkhan and Riqqa. The exhibition includes finds collected by Irish travellers such as Lady Harriet Kavanagh.

Amongst the most important objects exhibited are the gilt and painted cartonnage case of the mummy Tentdinebu dated to the 22nd Dynasty c. 945-716 BC, the mummy portraits of a woman and a young boy from Hawara dated to the 1st/2nd century AD and a model of a wooden boat dated to the early 12th Dynasty c 1900 BC. There are a number of important stelae, tomb furniture, offering tables, jewellery and household equipment.

National Museum of Ireland
Archaeology and History,
First Floor,
Kildare St,
Dublin 2

Added: 12/06/2009 19:22:56

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