Akhet Egyptology
Swansea

 

 


Egypt Centre,
University of Wales Swansea,
Singleton Park,
Swansea,
SA2 8PP

The 'Egypt Centre' at Swansea University is one of the most impressive colections in the UK. Highlights include an amazing assortment of Shabti figures, fragments of the sarcophagus of Amenhotep, son of Hapi, and a nice selection of animal mummies.

The museum also houses a selection of Amarna artefacts, including painted clay jars, jewelry and several painted plaster fragments which give a good idea of how brightly decorated Akhenaten's capital city was. One such plaster fragment from the Swansea University collection is shown here

The museum also has some of the most friendly and informative staff of any collection I have visited. Add this to the opportunity to handle authentic egyptian artefacts, and Swansea is a surprising 'must see' destination.


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Swansea Museum
Victoria Road,
The Maritime Quarter,
Swansea.
SA1 1SN.

If the delights of the Egypt Centre are not enough, Swansea also has a nice Museum located in the middle of town, The highlight of which is the mummy of Hor, located in a small room on the museums first floor. In addition in the 'cabinet of curiosities' there are a small selection of Shabtis and pottery fragments.

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