The Ongoing Egypt Exhibit at The British Museum

Although free admission to the British Museum’s most exciting Egypt exhibit began more than a few weeks ago it continues to attract large crowds. The exhibit which is mainly focused on the site of Jebel Sahaba, as well as numerous other points of interests dating from about 11,000 B.C.

However the fun does not stop there, it also concentrates on the development of Ancient Egyptian Civilization around the Nile to the various nomadic Egyptian populations that roamed the surrounding deserts to the beginning of agriculture and pottery.

The gallery will explore the accelerated cultural developments in the 5th and 4th millennium BC following the emergence of settled farming communities.(Source)

The gallery will also feature different forms of mummification, the best example of these being the Gebelein Man which is the best preserved mummy that has been found, and the development of Egyptian culture in terms of social and religious lines from the mid 4000’s.

Graham Stirk and his team of architects who are mainly responsible for building the exhibition for where the various artifacts are housed and displayed said:

“The need for versatility, as well as sensitivity to the historical context, underpinned our thinking throughout the design process of the World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre.”(Source)

The importance of this of course lies in the fact that people are given the opportunity to learn about Ancient Egypt as well as its splendor from the formation of pottery, writing and any other interesting cultural characteristics all for free.

The exhibition will end on November 30th, 2014.


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