Swansea Egypt Centre

Visited on 31st of October 2014

Based on the University of Wales, Swansea’s campus, The Egypt Centre is the largest collection of Egyptian Antiquities in Wales. The museum holds over 4,000 objects mostly from Egypt with some from Sudan and the Near East.  Classes of objects represented in the collection include: amulets; coffins; flints; furniture; jewellery; metal figures; musical instruments; offering tables; pottery; ‘Ptah-Sokar-Osiris’ figures; relief sculpture; cosmetic palettes; stelae (stone); stone figures. the collection is spread over two floors, and there is a gift shop with some cheaply priced books and magazines.

Some of the collection is on loan from the British Museum and contrary to popular belief there are no items from Cardiff museum!

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Address:

Egypt Centre, Taliesin Building, Swansea University,  Singleton ParkSwansea. SA2 8PP

Email: egyptcentre@swansea.ac.uk

Telephone: 01792 295960

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Not open Sundays, Mondays or Bank Holidays

 Website and blogsite:

http://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/

http://egyptcentre.blogspot.co.uk/

Online Collection search at:

http://www.egyptcentre.org.uk/

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The Coffin of Iwesemhesetmut who was a female musician of the god Amun-Re at Thebes is the star attraction of the collection. On one of the panels she is seen offering food to the gods, elsewhere the goddess Maat is shown weighing the heart. She lived around 1000 BCE.

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My full set of photos can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/127735911@N08/albums/72157646783284593

 

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