Rare Ancient Egyptian shroud to be focus of Norwich Castle Museum event

Two of the most significant objects in Norwich Castle's collection will be on display at a study day which will explore the way the Ancient Egyptians dealt with their dead.

The event will detail the latest research into the shroud of Ipu - a rare shroud which was recently unravelled at the British Museum after being in storage at the castle since the 1920s.

Dr Marcus Mueller, from Bonn, will talk about his study of the shroud, while Faye Kalloniatis, from the castle, will talk about how it came to be in Norwich.

Dr John Taylor, from the British Museum, will also present the results of his recent study into the decorated coffin lid and case of the mummy of Ankh Hor.

The study day - The Funerary Practices and Beliefs of Ancient Egypt - will take place at the castle on Saturday, April 28, between 10am and 5pm.

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It is being held in conjunction with the Egypt Exploration Society (EES) and tickets should be booked through them on 020 7242 1880 or by emailing contact@ees.ac.uk

Tickets are �30 for adults and �20 for students, with discounts for EES members.

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