Monday, 6 June 2011

Sarcophagus restored to former glory - including the lid

Warrington Museum in Cheshire, UK, has revamped four of its galleries, including its Egyptian displays.

Centrepiece to the world cultures display – a mummy of a teenage boy and a coffin. The sarcophagus (coffin) was used for two different bodies, a couple of hundred years apart, with a priest as its final occupant.

The mummy was donated in 1885,  while the coffin arrived later and this has now been restored to its original glory with the missing lid found at Manchester Museum.

The sarcophagus was used for two different bodies, a couple of hundred years apart, with a priest as its final occupant. Heiroglyphics were even changed to accommodate the new body.

For a video glimpse of the Egyptian collection, click HERE.

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