Treasures from the very beginnings of Egyptian history have gone on show at Lancaster City Museum.
From Egypt’s Sands to Northern Hills features a wide range of artefacts spanning a period of more than 3,000 years, brought together from collections across the north west.
The exhibition focuses on objects relating to everyday life and the afterlife, which was central to the religion of ancient Egypt.
Heather Dowler, Lancashire County Council’s museum manager at the city museum, said: “All of the relics on show were discovered by Professor John Garstang while excavating in Egypt on behalf of Liverpool University between 1900 and 1914.
“Professor Garstang mainly excavated in cemeteries, which means the objects he retrieved were often of high quality and very well-preserved.
“Among the objects were beautifully decorated vessels, stone statuettes of ordinary soldiers and a very impressive array of wooden masks. Many of these objects are included in this fantastic exhibition.” (Lancaster Guardian)