Kent News reports on Egyptian artefacts that are being displayed at Chiddingstone Castle to the public for the first time:
"The exhibition at the castle will bring to life many aspects of Egyptian culture from farming to writing, religion, and their thoughts about life and death.
There are also a number of artefacts on show that have been kept in storage for years, including a basket used for storing onions an alabaster pestle and mortar, glass vessels for containing perfumes and oils, and bead necklaces worn by the living and dead.
Visitors can also find out about the man who inspired the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922, Denys Eyre Bower.
He is the man behind the collection which includes Shabti figures, which were placed in the tombs of the dead, and a 5,000 year-old funerary boat and mummified cat from 150BC.
Entry is £8 adults, children aged 5-13 £4, under 5’s free, family £21.50 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children).
For more information about this event and castle opening times, visit www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk or call 01892 870347".