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From Cotton Bales to Canopic Jars – Talk by Ian Trumble
Thursday, 19th September @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm£3
From Cotton Bales to Canopic Jars: ‘A Victorian woman’s obsession with Ancient Egypt’
Date: Thursday 19th September
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Price: £3 – including tea/coffee
150 years ago, a young girl dreamed of visiting the land of the pharaohs. 20 years later she sailed the Nile, rode a donkey across the desert, and dined in the sun with Sheikhs.
Annie Barlow, daughter of one of Greater Manchester’s largest textile magnates, devoted part of her life to preserving Egypt’s ancient heritage. This story tells how her passion built up one of the country’s best collections of over 10,000 Egyptian artefacts.
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