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The Victorians were fascinated by Ancient Egypt and often travelled on sightseeing tours. A gentleman called George Herrington chartered a boat in 1856 and sailed up the Nile; in a cemetery at Luxor he brought this mummy for seven sovereigns. Picture taken at Colchester Castle Museum.

26th Aug 2007 by Diane Earl

History, Religious Education

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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

mummy Egyptian religion death ritual god goddess afterlife ancient Egypt Herrington Victorians Nile cemetary burial

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