Glasgow gears up for Egyptian Pharaoh exhibition

25th Oct 2012

Glasgow is poised to welcome some of the finest Egyptian artefacts owned by the British Museum when an exhibition opens next month.

The Pharaoh: King Of Egypt exhibition will showcase around 80 items at the city's Kelvingrove Museum from 3 November and tracks how the ancient Egyptian rulers lived, reigned and died.

The Glasgow display is the largest loan of Egyptian relics ever seen on British soil, with some of the artefacts reportedly making their first journeys outside of London.

Artefacts on show will include sculpture, gold jewellery, palace ornamentation, papyrus and funeral objects that paint a picture of the kings from 3000BC onwards, while colossal statues and carved stone reliefs from ancient temples will also feature.

Archie Graham, chairman of Glasgow Life, which runs the city's museums, said: "The treasures represent a fascinating insight into the lives of the Pharaohs."

The event will run until 24 February next year and tickets will start at £3, while under-16s can get in for free.

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