Weston Park Museum, Sheffield

Visited on 26th of February 2015

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Address: Western Bank, Broomhill,  Sheffield S10 2TP

Telephone: 0114 278 2600

Open Every Day

Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm (Bank Holidays 10am-5pm)

Free Entry

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Parking is limited and nearby parking is pay and display.

(situated near the Children’s Hospital it is a very busy area traffic wise and recent roadworks don’t help!)

Website: http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/museums/weston-park/home

Weston Park Museum is one mile west of Sheffield city centre within Weston Park. It is Sheffield’s largest museum and is housed in a Grade II* listed building and managed by Museums Sheffield.

There are only a small amount of Egyptian artefacts on display but you can arrange to view the full collection by prior arrangement with the museums curator.

Collection details: http://www.cornucopia.org.uk/html/search/verb/GetRecord/6905

The Mummies inside the Cartonages at Weston Park Museum are called Nesitanebetasheru and Djedma’atiuesankh.

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Nesitanebetasheru (below)  dates from 720-663 BC and is the daughter of Shepi and Nesi Amon. She was middle-aged when she died and probably had children. Her skeleton shows signs of arthritis but her skin was virtually intact and her teeth were in excellent condition when she died. The cause of her death is not known. Her painted tomb is made of layers of linen soaked in gum and coarse plaster. On her outer coffin is an image of the Weighing of the Heart ceremony.

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Djedma’atiuesankh (belwo) dates from around the same time, 720-650 BC and is believed to have been a priestess.

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She is wrapped in many metres of linen bandages and encased in a wooden coffin decorated with painted figures and hieroglyphs representing scenes of mummification, prayers and funeral offerings. Some of the hieroglyphs tell us that her father’s name was Peres. Body scans of her show that she was about 14 when she died.

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Coffin and Mummy Amulets:

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Other cabinet:

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Canopic Jar Heads, Egypt ca1550 – 1070BC depicting duamutef, the jackal (left), from a jar that would have housed the stomach, and ca1069-664BC (right), from a canopic jar depicting Qebshsnuef, a falcon-headed god and it  would have housed the intestines.

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Amulets of Imseti and Hapi, ca664 -332BC, The god Imseti (left) represented a man protecting the liver and Hapi (right) was a baboon who protected the lungs.

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Funerary Mask, ca1070 – 712BC, Ben Hasan.

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Mummy wrappings, ca332 – 30BC.

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Beaded necklace, ca664 -332BC.

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