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The Book of the Dead of Ramrose: Special viewing of an Egyptian masterpiece

Sat 22 July

Fitzwilliam Museum

The Book of the Dead of Ramose is one of the finest examples of this type of funerary papyrus to have survived from ancient Egypt. It was discovered by Flinders Petrie in a tomb at a site called Sedment, south of Cairo, and brought to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1922. Since then it has had very little exposure to light and thus the vibrant colours of its illustrative vignettes are very well preserved. In 2007, after a period of conservation, it was displayed, in sections, in a short exhibition at the museum, and a small section was also included in last year’s Death on the Nile exhibition.

For one day only, the papyrus will be displayed, laid out in one long stretch, in a single gallery to allow visitors to view it for themselves. Experts will be on hand to answer questions. Numbers of visitors will be controlled and viewing will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Cost: Free

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No need to book.

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Sat 22 July 10:00AM - 4:30PM

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Address: Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1RB
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Email: fitzmuseum-enquiries@lists.cam.ac.uk
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