King of Egypt
Museum and Art Gallery
15 March – 28 July 2013
Great North Museum: Hancock
Newcastle upon Tyne
16 July – 25 September 2011
17 October 2011 – 22 January 2012
10 February – 17 June 2012
Birmingham Museum and Art
7 July – 14 October 2012
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow
3 November 2012 – 24 February 2013
Supported through the generosity
of the Dorset Foundation
Recommend this exhibition
This exhibition features highlights from the British Museum’s superb collection of ancient Egyptian objects. The exhibition is the largest UK loan of Egyptian artefacts ever undertaken by the British Museum and includes wonderful examples of sculpture, jewellery, palace ornamentation, papyri and funerary objects.
This touring exhibition has been developed in a partnership between Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums and the British Museum. More than 130 objects, some never before seen outside London, have been chosen by the venues to explore the myths and realities of kingship in ancient Egypt.
Statue of the pharaoh Ramesses II.
Egypt, c. 1200 BC.