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.