Manchester Museum Visit

Above: the head of an ancient Egyptian king from the Middle Kingdom - this object is about 3600 years old!

The Friends of Blackley Forest were given a private tour of the Manchester Museum by Dr. Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan.

After a look round the public galleries, we were allowed to handle some of the ancient Egyptian objects!

Above: a small hedgehog perfume holder made of a glass-like material called faience.

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Manchester Museum

Right: shabtis were servant figures who were put in the tomb with the deceased person to do all his chores for him in the afterlife!

All photos: Sarah Griffiths