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The Naked Scientist - “Archaeology undisturbed? Should we be leaving archaeological finds in the ground?, 21st April, 2016.”

CNN - “3,000-year-old fingerprints found on ancient Egyptian coffin lid, 22nd February, 2016.”

The Guardian - “Egyptians were buried in recycled coffins, research reveals, 20th February, 2016.”

Apollo Magazine - “The importance of death in everyday Egyptian life, 16th February, 2016.”

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - “Media teaser ahead of the ‘Death on the Nile’ exhibition, 9th February 2016”.

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - “Behind the scenes at the Museum: Egyptian carpentry, 29th January 2016.”

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire - “Behind the scenes at the Museum: Putting together the ‘Death on the Nile’ exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 28th January 2016.”

Blog posts from the exhibition

The Science of Colour

16 May 2016

When they come to see the Death on the Nile exhibition, people are often surprised at how brilliant the colours on the ancient Egyptian objects still are and they ask whether they have been repainted and even if we retouch them ourselves. While the very thought of it tends to horrify the modern conservator, the question is a fair one and deserves some attention. By using some of our objects as examples, I will explain what the colours are made of, why they survived the way they did and show them to you under a different light (such as Ultra Violet light, for example).

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Death on the Nile: conversations from a gallery lab

16 Mar 2016

The exhibition ‘Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt’ at the Fitzwilliam Museum opened on 23 February and has had an incredible number of enthusiastic visitors!

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Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt

23 Feb 2016

The Fitzwilliam Museum is marking its bicentenary anniversary celebrations with an exhibition on its remarkable collection of Egyptian coffins. Going beyond the images of mummies, animal-headed gods, pharaohs and mystery often associated with ancient Egypt, Death on the Nile will explore the beliefs and working practices behind these objects and reveal fascinating new information on how they were made.

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Death on the Nile: object conservation

02 Feb 2016

My name is Deb Magnoler and I started as a Conservator at the Fitzwilliam Museum on 4 January, where my work at the moment is in preparation for the Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt exhibition, opening on 23 February.

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