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The Egyptian Galleries

Get lost in ancient Egypt at the University of Sydney’s free Chau Chak Wing Museum.
By Marley Ng
September 01, 2023
By Marley Ng
September 01, 2023

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Visit the Chau Chak Wing Museum for an expedition back to one of the world's oldest civilisations. The Egyptian Galleries brings ancient Egypt to life with two imaginative (and free) exhibits that explore the culture's lasting legacy.

Photo of mummies at The Egyptian Galleries exhibit at the Chau Chak Wing Museum.

The Mummy Room weaves together archaeological artefacts and modern science to showcase the lives of four different Egyptians. The exhibit features the coffins and mummified bodies of Meruah, Padiashaikhet, Horus and Mer-Neith-it-es, who lived in Egypt between 1200 BCE and 100 CE, and uses innovative CT technology to uncover previously indiscernible details about their health and lifestyles.

Accompanying the captivating exhibit is Pharaonic Obsessions, which highlights the Egyptomania that swept Australia in the 19th century. On display are a range of ancient Egyptian artefacts collected by different Australians, such as ornate funerary objects and decorative tiles and columns.

The Egyptian Galleries exhibit at the Chau Chak Wing Museum.

While you're there, check out the museum's other art, science and history exhibits — all of which you can explore for free.

Get more details on The Egyptian Galleries and other exhibits at the Chau Chak Wing Museum's website.

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