Join Dr Margaret Maitland as she sheds light on the stories featured in the National Museum of Scotland’s new exhibition, The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial.

From the initial excavation to modern detective work, Margaret will discuss new research into our ancient Egyptian collections, which were amongst the first Egyptian objects ever seen in Scotland. 

Dr Margaret Maitland is Senior Curator of the Ancient Mediterranean at National Museums Scotland.

In association with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

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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.

Behind the Scenes of The Tomb

Discover the untold story of the painted linen mummy shroud excavated from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Montsuef.

Ancient Egyptian collection

National Museums Scotland’s Ancient Egyptian collection comprises around 6,000 items. Explore its rich treasures here.
Event information


8 May 2017
18:00-19:00 (doors open 17:45)


Auditorium, Level 1. Entry via Lothian Street.

How much

Free but booking essential

Booking information

Age 14+. Call the Society of Antiquaries on 0131 247 4133 or book online.

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