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Unlock the mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphs and discover all about the ancient world and the origins of civilization. The fascinating story of how the Egyptian hieroglyphs were decoded will be celebrated with the Ferens Art Gallery being the first stop on a national tour, following the major exhibition at the British Museum marking the centenary of the decipherment of hieroglyphs. Perfect for all ages, visitors will be introduced to great pioneers like Jean-Francois Champollion whose ground-breaking work on deciphering the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, enriched our knowledge of human history by 3,000 years. Telling the story of objects central to the efforts to decipher the hieroglyphs, the exhibition will include an extract from the Book of the Dead belonging to the priestess, Nestanebetisheru to a large limestone lintel revealing the hieroglyphic name of the great Pharoah Ramses III. Egyptian hieroglyphs will take visitors on a journey of discovery, uncovering the central role hieroglyphs played in the lives and deaths of the ancient Egyptians. Further details on the supporting programme are to be announced in early February. Free entry

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Ferens Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Square, Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire HU1 3RA England

01482 300 300

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