The Manchester Museum has always been a hub for mummy studies and they have a great collection of daily life artefacts. You’ll find there just about everything from ancient plumb-bobs to sandals, the famous coffins of the two brothers and the mummy of the lady Asru. Take a look at some of the cool things I photographed during my 2010 visit to Manchester.
Coffin of Khnum Nakht
Tools used for construction: mallet, brick mould, plasterer’s float, plumb-bobs…
Mould used to make a copper hatchet.
Model of a boat.
Mummy of the lady Asru.
Ancient sandals and other footwear.
Thread and spindle… very cool that this stuff actually survived for millennia!
Wooden box with sliding lid.
Different types of arrowheads.
Mummy with gilded cartonnage.