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The Tomb Uncovered

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Margaret Maitland inspects a decorative box inscribed for King Amenhotep II

In association with the National Museum of Scotland.

A statue head in fine green Arkose of a king

A statue head in fine green Arkose of an Egyptian king (c) National Museums Scotland Trustees

What was life and death like in ancient Egypt?  Examining a tomb excavated by Alexander Henry Rhind we explore this fascinating culture. Join Dr Margaret Maitland, Senior Curator of the Ancient Mediterranean at National Museums Scotland, as she sheds light on the stories featured in the National Museum of Scotland’s new exhibition, The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial.

From the initial excavation to modern detective work, Margaret will discuss new research into our ancient Egyptian collections, which were amongst the first Egyptian objects ever seen in Scotland.

For more information about the new exhibition at the National Museums Scotland (31 March to 3 September this year) visit the web page:


 The image on the right shows Dr. Margaret Maitland inspecting a decorative box inscribed for King Amenhotep II, made of ebony, ivory, and cedar wood with gilding, c. 1427-1400 BC, from Thebes (Luxor), Egypt. (c) National Museums Scotland Trustees




May 8
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
0131 247 4133


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