ANCIENT EGYPT IN DUBLIN

ANCIENT EGYPT IN DUBLIN

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Dublin isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to Egyptology, in fact you probably wouldn’t connect the two at all, but while it is true that Dublin can’t compete with the collections of London, New York or Berlin there are still some parts of ancient Egypt hidden away in the city. You’ll also find signs of the influence Egypt has had on the city’s architecture, design and sculpture.

The National Musuem, Dublin. © Rory Gavin The National Musuem, Dublin. © Rory Gavin

The beautiful National Museum on Kildare Street is home to most of Ireland’s archaeological treasures. Housed in an atmospheric room on the top floor you’ll discover a small but intriguing collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts dating from before the formation of the Egyptian state to Roman times. And yes, there are Mummies.

The most important items of the collection include an offering table to Senwosret III, a door jam bearing the…

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