Ancient World

Ancient World at the Peter Scott Gallery

Our collection includes artefacts from ancient civilisations including Egypt, Greece, Cyprus, Rome and Mesopotamia. The collection was made by scientist Professor Irène Manton FRS and includes vessels in ceramic and glass, and selection of artefacts which relate to Professor Manton’s interest in the history of writing.

Examples 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.

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