Ancient Cultures

Click on the images below to find out more about objects in our Ancient Cultures collection.


The museum’s Ancient Cultures collection features an impressive Egyptology collection, ranging from pre-dynastic to Ptolemaic and consisting almost entirely of objects from tombs and burials.

Among the more unusual items are the coffins of two Theban priests, a Middle Kingdom stele, a rare double block statue and a pottery figure vase in the image of Hathor. Examples of textiles used as mummy wrappings are also represented, along with the mummified remains of a young boy.

The museum also holds examples of pottery from Ancient Greece and Cyprus, including Cypriot and Spartan votive objects, Greek funerary objects and drinking vessels.  

Objects in our Ancient Cultures collection are on display in our Ancient Egypt gallery and in the Ancient Greece & Cyprus display on the mezzanine level. Many more objects are kept in storage and can be viewed by appointment.