One short newspaper presentation of re-painted and improved sections of the Horniman Museum: the gallery of Antiquities, the ancient urns room, and the Egyptian room. The latter will always remain a great attraction of the Museum due to the ancient mummies section. For instance, the mummy of a priest, the one of a lady in a sycamore coffin, or the perfectly preserved head of a girl: these are all perfect examples of displays that never fail to capture the interest of visitors.
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Black and white negative of people travelling down river in a canoe surrounded by trees
Black and white print of a man extracting a girl's tooth
de Zoete India photographic print: Shanta Rao demonstrating dance posture in garden
Girl beginning to fly kite
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