Neck
13 Feb 2015

Meet the Mummy: Part 2

The coffin that Namenkhetamun rests in provides many talking points; not only does it provide us with a name, it also offers insight into the Egyptian mummification and burial processes. 

As mentioned in the previous blog about Namenkhetamun’s personal history, we know that the mummy contained within the coffin is not who it was built for... Read More...

Allan2
3 Feb 2015

Waterwheel Restoration at Sarehole Mill

The waterwheel at Sarehole Mill, is suffering from the ravages of time. Its timbers are perishing, the buckets are leaking, and in some areas, non-existent. Consequently power to drive the grinding stones is being lost. Total replacement, is therefore essential, to keep the mill going as a working mill.

A small group of us volunteer millers offered to undertake the necessary repairs. However before we were let loose on the wheel we were given a days instruction on how to replace the buckets. This was given by two experienced millers, John Bedington and Mick Forbes. They showed how to remove old timbers and replace them and importantly they reminded us of the necessary health and safety requirements. Read More...

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28 Jan 2015

Meet the Mummy: Namenkhetamun

My name is Sarah Banner and I am a proud volunteer at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. As a recent graduate of photography and having experience in writing, I have been given the very exciting opportunity of documenting the past, present and future of a valuable piece of the museums’ Ancient Egypt collection, the mummy Namenkhetamun.

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