Visited on 12th March 2014
Opening Hours: Monday- Sunday10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Except 24 – 26 December, when they are closed.
Entrance to the Museum and Gardens is free. A charge is made for the Aquarium.
Telephone: 020 86991872
The Egyptian Collection:
Female mummy bandaged in linen wrappings
Coffin case , Coffin lid with portrait of an Egyptian priestess
(Hieroglyphs on the coffin case identify her as “Henut Sokar,” which means wife of Sokar and suggests that she was a priestess of Sokar. The inscriptions also state that she worked as a priestess of the K and that she was responsible for providing food offerings at an altar set up in the name of a deceased person.)
Coffin lid with portrait of an Egyptian lady
Canopic Jars (Both the canopic jars in the “Kemet” display have a human head, with hieroglyphic descriptions. While these jars should have contained livers, the jar on top has an inscription that mentions Hapi, the ape-headed god who guarded the lungs.)
Shabti figures and shabti box
Scarab amulet, Heart scarab amulet, The Eye of Horus
Full details at: http://www.cornucopia.org.uk/html/search/verb/GetRecord/5368