public will see some of the most exquisite articles from the Egyptian
era more than 5, 000 years old.
The display and exhibition will be bringing
to life all kinds of culture of this once – World Power
– to the castle itself, from religion, writing, farming,
to their most unusual beliefs about life and death.
We all can visualise the Great Pyramids,
many have had the opportunity to visit this spectacular, one of
the great seven - Wonders of the World – these artefacts
will certainly bring the memories back on visiting the Castle
and seeing them in real life!
There are a number of special items that
will be on display that have been stored away for many years,
bead necklaces once worn by the living and dead Egyptians, and
glass vessels once used to hold oil’s and perfumes, also
an exquisite basket for storing onions, just a few of these fabulous
items to see.
When he was just a boy, Denys Eyre Bower,
was inspired to collect Egyptian artefacts after learning of Howard
Carter’s discovery of the most precious Egyptian tombs ever
found in 1922, that of the great ruler – Tutankhamen.
Also he was the collector over many years
of specialised Egyptian Shabti figurines, if which were placed
in the tombs and burial chambers of the dead, his collection includes
a mummified cat from 150 BC, and a funerary boat estimated to
be 5, 000 years old!
This is one exhibition that should not
be missed...make it a day out for you and your family to visit
this spectacular event.
Entry is £8 adults, children aged
5-13 £4, under 5’s free, with a special offer for
families £21.50 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and
For more information about this Egyptian
event, and castle opening times, visit www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk
or call 01892 870347.