Out of Egypt – exploring the passage from life to the afterlife

Published on : Thursday, December 10, 2015

downloadDiscover more about the religious beliefs and passage from life to the afterlife in ancient Egypt at a new exhibition at St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington open from 16th January until 27th February. Out of Egypt explores the elaborate rituals intended to prepare the departed for an everlasting life after death.

Displays will feature original artefacts from the Hampshire Cultural Trust and Bournemouth Natural Science Society collections including coffin masks, animal mummies, and canopic jars, which were used during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. Also on show will be items that would have been placed in tombs such as amulets for protection from harm and danger; scarabs symbolising the holy beetle in ancient Egypt and Shabti figures, as well as a beautiful funerary boat

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