Lancaster University’s Collection includes a number of antiquities collected by the eminent scientist Professor Irène Manton FRS. The collection includes Roman, Greek and Egyptian vessels in ceramic and glass, and selection of artefacts which relate to Professor Manton’s interest in the history of writing.

Examples of items from the collection include a Roman stylus, an Egyptian papyrus fragment from a Book of the Dead, an Ethiopian prayer scroll, a Persian seal stamp in bronze, and an inscribed brick from Babylonia.