Transforming the Body Egyptian Style

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A new exhibition has opened at Two Temple Place in London which offers an insight into the ancient Egyptian relationship with appearance and identity.  Beyond Beauty: Transforming the Body in Ancient Egypt explores these themes through a variety of objects   which include painted coffins, figures, jewellery, mirrors, hairpins, scent containers and make-up.  There is even a gold mummy mask of a Roman citizen who elected to be buried in Egyptian style.  Many of the objects were uncovered as a result of 19th century excavations and are displayed to the public at Temple Place for the very first time. 

The exhibition is curated by Egyptologist Dr Margaret Serpico and Heba And El Gawad, a PhD student in Egyptian Archaeology at Durham University.  Seven regional museums have been involved in the exhibition, with each loaning objects from their own collections.  The story of how these wonderful objects arrived in places such as Ipswich, Bolton, Kirklees in West Yorkshire and Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex is also explored through the display.

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 30th January - Sunday 24th April 2016

Exhibition Opening Times: Monday, Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 4:30pm Wednesday Late: 10am - 9pm, Sunday: 11am - 4:30pm, Closed on Tuesday

Admission is Free.



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