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UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history

Six galleries on display at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum show artefacts from Egypt and Nubia

UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history
Detail on the Shrine of Taharqa (Getty Images)
UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history
Members of the public view a mummy of a young woman from during the Roman occupation of Egypt in the Ashmolean Museum's new exhibition (Getty Images)
UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history
Members of the public admire the Ashmolean Museum's new exhibition of artifacts from ancient Egypt and Nubia on November 23, 2011 in Oxford, England (Getty Images)
UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history
The Egyptian collection opens to the public from Nov 26 (Getty Images)
UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history
A mummified child dating from 80AD(Getty Images)
UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history
The new gallery displays for the first time in decades some of the finest Egyptian and Nubian artifacts in the UK (Getty Images)
UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history
Shrine of Taharqa (Getty Images)
UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history
Members of the public view a mummy of a young woman from during the Roman occupation of Egypt (Getty Images)
UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history
A woman views the Mummy of Meresamun (Getty Images)
UK museum to offer rare glimpse of Egypt history
Artist Sue Goddard views detail on the Shrine of Taharqa(Getty Images)