The Egyptians - Introduction
During the refurbishment of the Castle in 2000 several of the old galleries were dismantled ready for reinterpretation and redisplay. The Egyptian gallery was one of those affected.
All the artefacts, including the large mummies, had to be carefully photographed, recorded and packed ready for storage. During their temporary exile a new location within the revamped Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery was found to house the objects in a more secure and environmentally controlled area. It was also an opportunity for some of the items to be conserved.
The new Egyptian gallery, just off the Rotunda balcony, was finished in 2001. The gallery has been designed to resemble a tomb, with themed displays. The photographs here show the female mummy being carefully unwrapped in the new gallery ready for redisplay.
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