- The Egyptian Gallery at Norwich Castle is small but contains a significant collection of artefacts, which were found in Egyptian tombs and donated by wealthy travellers who visited Egypt in the nineteenth century. Following the death of Henry Rider Haggard (known for works such as King Solomon’s Mines) his collection of Ancient Egyptian antiquities were donated to Norwich Castle. Within this collection is a fragment of pottery inscribed with the story of an Egyptian princess, which is described in the novel ‘She’. The pottery and inscription are fakes, created especially for the novel, but they succeeded in creating significant intrigue in this period of history, an intrigue which is continued throughout the rest of the gallery which contains artefacts of around 4,500-2,500 years old.
The Egyptian Gallery
Event, Exhibition (permanent) 1 November 2013 - 1 November 2020