Garstang Museum, Liverpool University

Visited on Wednesday 10th August 2016

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The Garstang Museum of Archaeology has one of the most important collections of antiquities in the UK and reflects the long history of research into Archaeology at Liverpool University.

Address: 14 Abercromby Square, Liverpool L69 7WZ

Telephone: 0151 794 2467

Email: garstang@liv.ac.uk

Only Open on Wednesdays 10am til 4pm

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Free Entry (Photographs permitted without flash)

Website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/archaeology-classics-and-egyptology/garstang-museum/

The museum is a unique teaching and research resource with a collection that includes objects excavated in Egypt, the Aegean, Sudan, Jericho, Anatolia and Great Britain.

As you enter the three galleries you are met with some cabinets holding letters from John Garstang’s early 1900’s excavations in Sudan and Egypt as well as faince from Nubia.

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The gallery also houses the mummy and coffin of Userhat.

In reuniting him with this material, they not only 20150806_130558give visitors an understanding of the practical requirements of an ancient Egyptian in order for them to reach their afterlife.

They honour the beliefs of this particular individual, by providing him with the tools that he would have considered necessary in order to have the eternal existence he wished for.

There are also two other coffins either side of the mummy.

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(Below)The coffin of a woman called Amenirdis, Late Period (664-332BC)

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(Below) A coffin of an unknown woman, Roman Period and extensively painted with images of deities Isis, Nephthys, Horus and Anubis.

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The room in which the mummy now resides contains a wide range of funerary equipment from ancient Egypt, much of it of a type that our individual would originally have been buried with.

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As you wander round the rooms are well lit and bright and all cabinets are clearly labelled.

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