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From Egypt to Liverpool via Devon

20 November 2008 by Sam

A large earthenware pot, covered in cracks

Anyone who has ever carefully wrapped their best china in newspaper before moving house will appreciate what a tricky challenge the handling and transport team faced this week. They had to collect this incredibly delicate 5000 year old Egyptian pot from North Devon and transport it to World Museum Liverpool – a distance of 267 miles.

The good news is that drivers Paul Kelly and Andrew Mountfield delivered it safely, so visitors will be able to see it on display when the new Ancient Egypt gallery opens on 5 December.  You can see their photos of the trip – including a shot of the stunning scenery they saw along the way – in our Egyptian gallery Flickr photo page. Read more…

Ghost town

17 November 2008 by Lisa

I found myself, for a few fleeting seconds, feeling quite intellectual during my last trip to the cinema. This was quite an achievement considering I had gone to see a romantic comedy about a dentist called Bertram who gains the ability to communicate with ghosts after a near death experience during a colonoscopy. I know – but it was good!

I was watching Ricky Gervais’ new film, ‘Ghost Town’, while munching on some Revels (by the way, I’m not loving the new ‘mystery sweet’, I won’t spoil it for you by saying what it is, but I say bring back the coffee one). In the film, Gervais’ love interest is an Egyptologist and they bond over a fascination with the dental hygiene of a mummy (of course!) Read more…

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