A British Museum Touring Exhibition EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHS: UNLOCK THE MYSTERY
21st Oct 2023, 10:00 am - 18th Feb 2024, 4:00 pm
FREE with a valid Museum ticket
Unlock the mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphs and discover how their decipherment revealed three thousand years of human history.
Between March 2023 and February 2024, the fascinating story of how hieroglyphs were decoded will be celebrated in a national touring exhibition with Torquay Museum being the last stop on the tour. This follows the major show at the British Museum, marking the bicentenary of this breakthrough.
The family-friendly touring exhibition incorporates interactive elements to tell the story. It introduces visitors to great pioneers like Jean-Francois Champollion, who undertook revolutionary work on deciphering the ancient Egyptian language. Objects on display include an extract from the Book of the Dead, belonging to the priestess Nestanebetisheru, and a large limestone lintel revealing the name of Pharoah Ramses III. Join us on a journey to unearth the central role hieroglyphs played in the life and afterlife of the ancient Egyptians.