Excavating in Egypt
Excavated in 1908, the complete burial of the ‘Qurna Queen’ expands our understanding of a tumultuous time in Egypt’s history.
Discover Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt was one of the earliest and longest-lived civilisations, spanning almost 4000 years of history. Explore the world of Ancient Egypt by playing our games.
Ancient Egypt gallery visit (P1-7)
In February 2019, a new gallery opened at the National Museum of Scotland, dedicated to ancient Egypt. Explore the gallery using Hedjet the Hippo's Ancient Egyptian Adventure trail sheet.
Ancient Egypt handling box (P1-7)
Classes can discover more about life and death in ancient Egypt by booking our handling box. The box is split into four themes: Life, Mummification, Afterlife and Egyptology.
Alexander Henry Rhind
Alexander Henry Rhind (1833–1863) was the first archaeologist to conduct systematic excavations in Egypt in the 1850s.
Discovering Ancient Egypt
A touring exhibition examining Scotland’s contribution to Egyptology through the lives of three remarkable people.
Box of Amenhotep II
This box inscribed with the name of Pharaoh Amenhotep II is one of the finest examples of decorative woodwork to survive from ancient Egypt.
Personalised Funerary Papyri
Two detailed funerary papyri tell the stories of the high official Montsuef and his wife Tanuat, whose intact Roman-era family burial was excavated by Alexander Henry Rhind.