May 21st – Celebrating the Two Brothers

RhodesWe hosted the Egypt Day School at the Museum on Saturday 17th May, on the Tomb of the Two Brothers, to celebrate their 100th anniversary in the Manchester Museum collection, with an excellent attendance. Papers were given on the political and cultural background to the Middle Kingdom, as well as on work carried out on the Two Brothers by Professor Rosalie David. The afternoon session focussed on presenting the Two Brothers in the context of the debate surrounding the displaying of human remains, a session which promoted much discussion. Many thanks to all the speakers and attendees.

At the end of the week I will be going to Rhodes for the Xth International Congress of Egyptologists (http://www.rhodes.aegean.gr/tms/congress2008.htm), where I will be giving a paper on innovative approaches to presenting Egypt in Museums- hence the image accompanying this post!

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