Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Tucked away on the campus of University College London is a dual box of Egyptian treasures.

I've visited, briefly, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology it is a museum, then the classic sense of the word: rows and rows of narrow glass fronted cases containing around 80,000 objects. Here is one of the greatest collections of Egypt in Egyptian and Sudanese archaeology in the world.

The high spot for me were two 3000-year-old frocks that had been beautifully displayed on mannequins and displayed so that one could get up really close to these delightful confections.

The whole place is absolutely enchanting. The museum is open Tuesday through to Saturday from 1 o'clock through till 6 o’clock, it’s a lovely place to visit and I shall return. 

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