ANCIENT EGYPT

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How to Survive Death the Ancient Egyptian Way – Ancient Egyptians embalmed and buried their dead in elaborate tombs, along with everyday objects for use in the afterlife.

Gods of the Living and the Dead – the myth of Osiris provided an explanation of the mysteries of life and death, order and chaos, this world and the next.

Jobs for the Girls and Boys in Ancient Egypt – what were the roles of men and women in Ancient Egypt?

To Reach

This gallery is in the southwest corner of the building.

>From the Main Entrance

Continue past Reception then turn right, towards the Campbell Hunter Education Wing and turn left, as you reach the gap toward the toilets to your right. This brings you to the foot of the Lower West Stairs. Go up two flights of stairs to Ground Floor Level, the Mini-Museum is in front of you. Turn left, into the Main Hall then right and go through the last passage to your right and continue into the Glasgow Stories gallery. Continue (west) through the six sections of this, before you reach the Ancient Egypt gallery.

Via the Lift

Continue, past the gap to the toilets and locate the wall in front of you. Turn left, past the entrance to the Campbell Hunter Education Wing and locate the West Lift to your right. At Ground Floor Level, turn right (180 degrees), continue into the West Court, move to your left and go through the side entrance to the Glasgow Stories gallery, on your left. Turn right and continue (west) into the Ancient Egypt gallery.

From the Rear Entrance

Continue into the Main Hall, take the first turning left and continue into the Glasgow Stories gallery. Continue (west), through the six sections of this, into the Ancient Egypt gallery.

Layout

You enter facing west from near the northeast corner. The south side of the building juts out to give a quarter circle of space to your left as you enter.

All walls have glass cases with objects relating to Ancient Egypt, whilst in the centre are three groups of glass cases.

Towards the South, Going West

  glass case
statue of Isis
glass case
large case with artefacts

Middle Section, Going West

  glass case
sarcophagus of the great steward Pa-Ba-Sa, (beside Isis)
glass case

North Section, Going West

glass case, Goddess of the living and dead
glass case, sculptures of various gods
stone bust of goddess Sakhmet
glass cases
another bust of Sakhmet

North Side, Going East

  blank wall
gap into Creatures of the Past
glass case of stone sculptures
relief from the tomb of Amenemhat
blank wall

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