Birmingham Egyptology

The Vicissitudes of George

GeorgeFor some years students in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham have been watched over by George. George, an anthropomorphic coffin lid, stands in a glass case in the Institute’s museum – a space also used for seminars and small group teaching – and has long been an object of curiosity. In a recent article published in Current Archaeology Emily Millward, currently studying for her PhD in Egyptology and working as an assistant in the Research and Cultural Collections department at the University, reveals a little of George’s somewhat eventful history ……Current Archaeology

Image: Coffin Lid of Ahmose, the University of Birmingham Research and Cultural Collections, BIRRC-X2000.


One comment

  1. Carl Graves
    February 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    What a fascinating read – George is a classic example of how museums not only present history, but contribute to it also. There are certainly many more objects out there in need of a thorough study like this one.

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