The Ure Museum and the Department of Classics at the University of Reading will prepare a series of short videos to explain the importance of one of the artefacts of our collection: a mummified cat's head.
These videos will show how the Ure Museum and the Department of Classics' staff work together to analyse such a marvellous fragment of History.
We will upload one video per day during the HoD (11-20 September 2020)
Day 1 The cat goddess
Day 2 Bubastis: Sacrificing cats
Day 3 Mummification
Day 4: Mummy wrappings: Ancient recycling?
Day 5 Liverpool & other uses of mummies
Day 6 Reading 1: the Liverpool acquisition
Day 7 A visit to hospital
Day 8 Manchester & international stardom
Day 9 Reading 2: Welcoming a wide range of visitors to the Ure
Colour-in pages will be available for our young audience!