Birmingham Egyptology

Connections: communication in ancient Egypt

Being under-researched in the past, ‘Connections’ for the first time aims to investigate ancient Egyptian methods of communication through the display of objects from the Eton College’s Joseph William Myers collection of Egyptian antiquities which are on loan at the University of Birmingham. An accompanying on-line exhibition catalogue of essays written by students of Egyptology, staff, and alumni of the University of Birmingham brings together a wide range of topics – from symbols and gestures to music, text, and trade – focussing on communication in ancient Egypt.

Visit our website ( to examine how the Egyptians communicated between each other, their neighbouring cultures, the deceased, and the divine. Rotating images allow you to get close to the objects without visiting the exhibition – allowing an innovative virtual interactive experience.

The exhibition is located in the Orchard Learning Resource Centre at the University of Birmingham’s Selly Oak Campus. To book your private viewing of the exhibition contact me, Carl Graves, at:

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