Information about the objects in this resource

The objects in this resource come from the Egyptology storerooms of the Manchester Museum, and are not generally seen by the public unless they go out on exhibition loan.

In general, they come from archaeological excavations in Egypt, but some were acquired by British collectors. Manchester Museum has a rich range of objects from both tombs and temple sites, but also towns like Kahun – a settlement built for workers on a pyramid.

We are fortunate that the generally dry, desert conditions in Egypt have preserved objects – especially of delicate organic materials such as wood. These objects give us an insight into the experiences of life in ancient Egypt as well as expectations about a life after death.