ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: March 31, 2017
The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial
By (author) Margaret Todd Maitland
The Tomb in question was built for a Chief of Police and his wife in the city of Thebes (modern Luxor) at the height of the ancient Egyptian empire. It was reused by numerous people over the next few hundred years before being sealed and lying undisturbed until it was excavated in 1857. Many of the objects found were among the first to be acquired by what is now called the National Museum of Scotland.This is the souvenir guide to the exhibition The Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Burial which begins at the National Museum of Scotland on 31 March 2017, until 3 September.
Margaret Todd Maitland
Dr Margaret Maitland is Senior Curator of the Ancient Mediterranean Collections, National Museums Scotland.