Ashmolean Museum New Galleries of Ancient Egypt just opened

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford has a vast,  world-renowned Ancient Egyptian collection (40,000 artifacts collected over 300 years from over 100 archaeological sites) with many objects previously in  storage for almost a century.  The new Egyptian galleries opened yesterday and have on display more than double the number of mummies and coffins previously on display.   The Ashmolean itself is an antiquity–opened 300-year ago and was well worth seeing even before this important new gallery opened.

Ashmolean Museum: Egyptian artefacts at the Ashmolean Museum

Ashmolean Museum: Princesses (detail)

You can see more photos from the Guardians cleverly titled article Scarab Spring 

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