September 04, 2003
A rare statuette of Tutankhamun's sister may join the collection of a Manchester area museum:
A local man phoned the museum to say he believed he had a piece of Egyptian sculpture that might interest them. When staff visited his home they were amazed to discover a sculpture of an Egyptian princess thought to be the sister of Tutankhamun. This particular type of sculpture, a statuette dating back to 1,300BC, is so rare that only two similar smaller pieces are known to exist, at the Louvre in Paris and a museum in America.
My commute from Manchester to Lancaster took me through Bolton several times a week. I had no idea Bolton was big enough to have a museum let alone a significant Egyptology collection. The problem with England is that despite years living there and a job which paid me to interview people all over the country I left so many sites unseen. I am adding the Bolton Museum to my list.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 4, 2003 10:09 AM
Don't you mean, Notlob Museum? ;)
Posted by: Calixto at September 5, 2003 10:14 AM
Hmm... more Ipswich related humour. Well, I never wanted to be a blogger you know. I wanted to be: a lumberjack!
Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at September 5, 2003 10:59 AM