VIDEO: Priceless treasures of the Pharaohs in Bristol for a new exhibition
Huge orange packing cases filled with treasures of ancient Egypt are being slowly, and very carefully, unpacked at Bristol Museum. It's not surprising that such care is being taken, as the cases contain nearly 100 priceless Egyptian artefacts which belong to the British Museum.
The touring exhibition Pharaoh:King of Egypt opens in Bristol this weekend, and is the largest loan of Egyptian objects ever undertaken by the British Museum.
Huge statues, stone reliefs from ancient temples, jewellery and papyri chart the golden age of the Pharaohs, which spanned more than 3,000 years of history.
Curator Sue Giles gave ThisisBristol a tour around the exhibition as the treasures were being unpacked, and she explained how they have something much more magnificent than mummies in this exhibition.
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