Chiddingstone Castle

Wed Oct 18 2017 
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Castle... Fantastic Egyptian Artefacts Display
Castle... Fantastic Egyptian Artefacts Display
Chiddingstone Castle, near Edenbridge, Kent, has a fantastic display of Egyptian objects, some of which have “never been on display”...before! These objects are just some of those collected by the late antiquarian, Denys Eyre Bower, who owned the Castle from 1955 to 1977. Other items in the Egyptian Collection have been loaned to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas – having been recognised as an outstanding collection.
 

The 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 3 children).

For more information about this Egyptian event, and castle opening times, visit www.chiddingstonecastle.org.uk or call 01892 870347.