Bristol Museum

Visited on 21st March 2015

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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a large museum and art gallery in Bristol. The museum is situated in Clifton, about 0.5 miles from the city centre.

Address: Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm Sat-Sun 10am – 6pm

Telephone: 0117 922 3571

Facilities include a cafe and shop as well as toilets. Street Parking is pay and display.

Free Entry and photography is allowed (without flash)

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Website: http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/

The Foreign Archaeology collection at Bristol Museum is mostly Egyptian material, but there’s also Greek, Roman and Assyrian finds. In Foreign Archaeology alone, there’s over 600 in the Egypt and Assyria galleries from a collection of 10,000.

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Most of the Egyptian material was excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society and the British School of Archaeology in Egypt.

Egyptian Influence in Bristol

In the Churchyard of St Mary’s Church in Henbury, north Bristol, you can find the tomb of Amelia Blanford Edwards. She was an important archeologist and writer who founded the Egypt Exploration Fund.

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In the Egypt Gallery there’s sections on beliefs, life, death and the afterlife. Please be aware the displays are set in low light making photos appear dark (so apologies for some of mine!!)

Full museum collection details: http://www.cornucopia.org.uk/html/search/verb/GetRecord/7159

Lid and base of the wooden coffin of Inamun, 25-26th Dynasty, ca675-640BCE, Late Period.

An anthropomorphic wooden coffin lid. It is painted to look like it has long, dark hair and the face is painted white-cream. The feet are on a block. There are red and cream columns of hieroglyphs interspersed with the profiles of figures. The columns run down the coffin, and along the sides. There are beaded collars painted around the chest. The owner of the coffin was called Inamun Nayesnebu.

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The Wood Coffin of Pedi-tehuty 25-30th dynasty, ca550-350BCE, Meir, Egypt. Pedi-tehuty was a steward of the temple of Hathor, Lady of Qusiya, his coffin is typical of the late period.

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Coffin and Lid of The Lady A-tiu-Mut (Amut) ca950-910 BC, Thebes (Luxor), Egypt, Third Intermediate Period.

A Flat board in the shape of a woman with long hair; with painted heiroglyphs and scenes in low relief. Modelled face and hands, most of the face is missing.

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Outer Coffin, 26th Dynasty ca664-525BCE, Alexandria, Egypt.

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Coffin of a woman called Nesi-Khonsu (Neskhon) was a Libyan Priest in the Temple of Amun.

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Coffin of Pedi-hor-pa-khered, 25th-26th Dynasty, ca720-680BCE, Late Period, Thebes. An anthropomorphic coffin base. Belonged to a man called Petaherpakhart. Nut (the earth goddess) is depicted inside. She is shown with yellow skin and a red dress.

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Wooden Coffin of Hor-em-ken-iset, 21st Dynasty, ca1050BCE Third Intermediate Period.

An anthropomorphic coffin base. It has a yellow background with columns of hieroglyphs and the profiles of figures on the sides. The inside has a red background with large figures including a scarab at the head. Evidence suggests that this is a Ramesside coffin, recycled in the Third Intermediate Period. The decoration quality inside the case is much poorer than that of the lid and mummy board. No evidence of black pitch.

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4 Canopic jars 19-20th Dynasty, ca1186-1069BCE.

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Funerary Bed Roman Period 200BCE

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Coffin of a child, 25th or 26th Dynasty, ca750-650BCE, The mummy is bone and flesh.

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Egyptian Beliefs

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Egyptian Life

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Death in Ancient Egypt

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The Afterlife

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