Sounds of Roman Egypt

22nd Jan 2019  -  8th Jun 2019
13:00  - 17:00
Free. Open Tuesday - Saturday
Closed 17 Apr - 22 Apr 2019

Colour photo of ancient bells from the Petrie collection
This free exhibition explores the objects people used to make music, what they sounded like, and how instruments were used in Romano-Egyptian rituals, homes, and childhood.

The UCL Petrie Museum has one of the largest and best-documented collections of Roman artefacts in the UK, including musical instruments that are too fragile to be played today. 

For this exhibition, researchers used laser scanning and computer modelling to create 3D printed replicas of the original objects in the Petrie collection, and made recordings of the instruments to reveal sounds not heard for hundreds of years. 

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