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Egyptian Artifacts Go on Display After 40 Years Hiding in English Home

Jamie Bowman | LIVERPOOL ECHO   in 
July 25, 2014

A stunning collection of Egyptian artefacts dating back 5,000 years is about to be revealed to the public after being hidden away in storage for 40 years.

The collection, which belonged to female adventurer Anne Goodison, was acquired in the late 1800s, and was housed in her own museum room at the home she shared with husband George at Beach Lawn, on the Waterloo seafront.

With 1,000 pieces, collected on trips to Egypt before the tomb of Tutankhamen was even discovered, Anne’s treasure trove will now be displayed at The Atkinson as part of a new exhibition which is thrilling Egyptology academics from The University of Liverpool, Egyptology societies and further afield.

Joanne Chamberlain, The Atkinson’s documentation officer, who is one of the team preparing the collection for display said: “She really had an eye for the most interesting objects, not just pretty pieces of jewellery, but artefacts that have thrilled and fascinated Egyptology academics because they are so fantastically well preserved.”

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