Pharaoh: King of Egypt

PAST EVENT - Until 14 October, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

 

This summer Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is hosting the UK's largest ever exhibition of ancient Egyptian artefacts on loan from the British Museum. 

 

Featured in this exhibition are over 130 British Museum objects, which have never been seen out of London before - from monumental sculptures to intimate items of gold jewellery. Pharaoh: King of Egypt allows visitors of all ages to explore the myths and realities of being king in ancient Egypt. Displayed alongside a collection of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's own Egyptian collection, this exhibition is incredibly diverse, spanning over 3,000 years of history. 

 

Pharaoh: King of Egypt includes stunning examples of sculpture, jewellery, papyri (a type of paper used in ancient Egypt) and objects related to Egyptian burials. Alongside monumental statues, beautifully carved stone from ancient temples and glittering gold, the exhibition also features objects that are more unusual. The colourful inlays used to decorate a pharaoh’s palace; letters to Egypt’s allies inscribed on clay tablets; the wooden bow of one of the king’s troop commanders; and an ancient water-clock decorated for a Greek king on the throne of Egypt will all be on show. 

 

Entry charges:

  • Adult £5
  • Concession (students, senior citizens, children aged 3-12)  £4
  • Family £15

 

To book:

  • Tel: 0121 303 1966, in person at Gas Hall Reception or book online

 


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