Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Salisbury (BM) exhibition on ancient Egyptian writing

COPTIC (ETC.) WATCH: British Museum touring exhibition comes to Salisbury Museum.
DISCOVER the secrets of Ancient Egypt at Salisbury Museum.

A British Museum touring exhibition, Writing for Eternity: Decoding Ancient Egypt, opens on Saturday.


Ilona Regulski, the British Museum’s curator of Egyptian Written Culture, said: “Ancient Egypt has produced an astonishing variety of written material representing indigenous as well as foreign languages.

"No other culture has yielded such a rich variety of inscribed objects and nowhere else have they been so well preserved.”

She said the exhibition presents the ancient hieroglyphs next to Coptic, Greek, Arabic and Nubian documents.

This exhibition was running in Wales last year at this time.