The NMS has an impressive collection of Egyptian artifacts.
These include mummies, from the Roman period, and various coffins.
It also has a wide range of everyday items which give a fascinating
look at life in ancient Egypt. The displays contain items from
the pre dynastic period up to the Roman period.
The collection houses a total of 11 mummies, two complete
skeletons and also a mummified head. These all entered the collection
between 1854 and 1912. The skeletons date from the 17th Dynasty,
with the mummies ranging from the 21st Dynasty up to the Roman
period. At present three of the mummies from the Roman period
are on display to the public.
The museum is presently involved in a major research project
to investigate all the mummies in the collection. Hit the link
for more details of the NMS Mummy Project
Owing to building work on a new extension to the museum, many
of the displays have been moved to protect the items from vibration.
The lighting and layout of the present exhibit lends itself
well to photography. The display cases are illuminated by overhead
fluorescent lights and reflections from the cabinets do not present
too much of a problem.