The British Museum – Nebamun Galleries

year 2009

category Arts and Culture, Historic Buildings, Museums and Galleries

client The British Museum

location London

project value £3.5M

This gallery is home to some of the most famous works of art from ancient Egypt: the tomb chapel of Nebamun. Dating back to about 1350 BC, these are wall paintings from the tomb chapel of a wealthy Egyptian official called Nebamun. Following a 10-year period of conservation and research, the paintings are now on display together. They give the impression of what would have been experienced by the ancient visitors to the tomb chapel from the west bank of the Nile, Luxor, formerly Thebes.

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