Assistant Curator Dr Daniel Potter discusses the world of the craftsmen who built The Valley of the Kings – and the robbers who raided the tombs within it.

Header image: Shabti box in wood, painted with scenes on the long sides of the owner, Ta-mery, and on the ends of the Four Sons of Horus from the New Kingdom, Egypt 19th - 20th Dynasty, c.1292-1075 BC.

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The Tomb
Ancient Egyptian Burial

The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
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Box of Amenhotep II

This box inscribed with the name of Pharaoh Amenhotep II is one of the finest examples of decorative woodwork to survive from ancient Egypt.
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Coffins and mummy masks

National Museums Scotland’s ancient Egyptian coffin collection remains largely unknown and has many exceptional items.
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360 ° Highlights from The Tomb

Our stunning ancient Egypt exhibition The Tomb presents the story of one extraordinary tomb, built around 1290BC and reused for over 1000 years.
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Event information

When

10 Jun 2017
14:00–15:00 (doors open 13:45)

Where

Auditorium, Level 1

How much

Free, booking required

Booking information

Age 14+

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