Ever since the start of modern Egyptomania in the 19th century, the UK has had a close connection with Egypt and, rightly or wrongly, has amassed a huge number of Egyptian antiquities, in both public and private collections.

 

Our love for ancient Egypt has never really waned, and the UK has produced some of the greats of Egyptology, including WM Flinders Petrie, Amelia Edwards and Howard Carter.

 

We now have numerous museum collections and local societies, as well as several universities offering courses and involvement in many archaeological missions over in Egypt.

 

Because there's so much going on, I've put this site together as a central resource for the UK Egyptology scene, as well as some other useful resources for everyone.

 

To start exploring the site, please click on one of the buttons below.

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Book of the Dead exhibition at the University of Liverpool
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The Garstang Museum’s second annual summer exhibition opened on Liverpool Light Night in May 2017. This year’s exhibition was particularly special to me as I’d been involved in it.

The exhibition was about the Egyptian Book of the Dead and the journey of the deceased through the underworld. The exhibition had funerary papyri, coffins, amulets and shabtis to show off. My involvement was a photographic one.

The new Egyptian galleries at the World Museum
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On Friday, 28 April 2017 at 9.45 am, I was sitting outside the World Museum in Liverpool waiting impatiently for it to open. Why? It was the official opening of the newly refurbished and expanded Egyptian galleries we’d been waiting nearly two years to see.

I headed straight up to the third floor with my trusty camera in hand. Even before getting into the galleries, I was impressed.

Google Noto: a typeface collection with hieroglyphs
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In a quest to try to harmonise the ever-disparate collection of technologies that we use to connect on the internet, Google have developed what may be the most comprehensive collection of typefaces yet. Under the umbrella name of Google Noto, the aim of the collection is to include every unicode symbol ever (for free).

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‘Animal Mummies Revealed’ at the World Museum: behind the scenes
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Having completed its stint at Glasgow, the Animal Mummies Revealed exhibition opened on 14 October 2016 at the World Museum in Liverpool. I visited the exhibition when it was on at the Manchester Museum last year, and was really looking forward to following it up again at the World Museum and seeing how it looked in a different exhibition space.

Curator Ashley Cooke very kindly arranged for me to come in for a couple of hours while the exhibition was being set up to get a few behind-the-scenes photos to share with you all. It really was just a snapshot of a small part of a process that had taken several weeks, but what I saw was just fascinating.

First phase of my new UK Egyptology directory
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One of the aspects of Tetisheri that I’ve been working on recently is a directory of places for people to find some Egyptology around the UK. It’s one of the reasons I’ve been a little quiet, as I’ve been doing a fair bit of data collation. So far, I’ve uploaded just museums, galleries and other attractions that have Ancient Egyptian items in their collections, as I wanted to see how it was working before spending more hours on it. Next, I’ll be starting on a list of local societies across the UK.

Mrs Goodison’s House: a most fun and imaginative exhibition
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When I first read about an exhibition at The Atkinson in Southport, recreating Egyptologist Anne Goodison’s house out of paper, I thought it would be a fairly small affair. But, when we visited The Atkinson this summer, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw.