Big Saturday Oct 2009: Ancient Egyptian Technology

On Saturday 17th October, the Museum hosted an ancient Egyptian Big Saturday looking at technology, with everything from mummifying oranges to making faience and constructing a shaduf.

Painting on wedjat-eyes for protection

Senior Conservator Sam Sportun painting on a wedjat-eye, or Eye of Horus, symbol of protection

Excavating in Egypt

Dr Lindy Crewe, the Museum's Cypriot archaeologist, oversees excavation of artefacts

Making a Shaduf

Demonstrating how to use a shaduf to lift water

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