Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Work of Egyptologist celebrated

The work of archaeologist John Garstang is being celebrated in an Egyptian exhibition in Blackburn and Burnley this year.

Garstang pioneered modern techniques of photographing grave goods at the turn of the 20th Century. Born in Blackburn in 1876, he attended Blackburn Grammar School and Oxford University before starting work for Flinders Petrie in 1899. 

Some of Garstang's finds ended up in museums across Lancashire, including Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery and Towneley Hall Museum and Art Gallery in Burnley. 

The Garstang Project, funded by Renaissance North West and organised by the University of Liverpool, will run until March 16.

Lancashire Telegraph

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