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It was a busy start to 2012 with the exhibition ‘Luxor: People & Places’ opening at the Petrie Museum UCL during the first week of the new year. The exhibition ran for four months and again it was wonderful to … Continue reading

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Ancient, yet so Modern – Roman Mummy Portraits from Hawara

Our earliest painted representations of the human face are the remarkable Roman Mummy Portraits found at Hawara and other sites in the Fayoum region of Egypt. These striking portraits dating from the first century AD are hauntingly beautiful and the … Continue reading

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