Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs

The exhibition begins when Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire, and continues until the rule of the Islamic Fatimid dynasty came to an end. These remarkable objects have been uniquely preserved in Egypt’s arid climate, and many have never been on display before.
, 'The Meroë Head of Augustus,' c. 27 BC -25 BC, British Museum

The Meroë Head of Augustus, c. 27 BC -25 BC

"Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" at British Museum, London

, 'Codex Sinaiticus, open at John chapter 5 verse 6 - chapter 6 verse 23, New Testament volume,' , British Museum

Codex Sinaiticus, open at John chapter 5 verse 6 - chapter 6 verse 23, New Testament volume

"Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" at British Museum, London

, 'Oil lamp carved with a Jewish menorah,' 3rd-4th century AD, British Museum

Oil lamp carved with a Jewish menorah, 3rd-4th century AD

"Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" at British Museum, London

, 'Marble relief from a funerary monument with Arabic inscription, later reused as a grave stela in AD 966-67,' 10th century AD, British Museum

Marble relief from a funerary monument with Arabic inscription, later reused as a grave stela in AD 966-67, 10th century AD

"Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" at British Museum, London

, 'Standing figure of the Roman god Horus, wearing Roman military costume,' 1st-2nd century AD, British Museum

Standing figure of the Roman god Horus, wearing Roman military costume, 1st-2nd century AD

"Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" at British Museum, London

, 'Seated figure of the Roman god Horus, wearing Roman military costume,' 1st-2nd century AD, British Museum

Seated figure of the Roman god Horus, wearing Roman military costume, 1st-2nd century AD

"Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" at British Museum, London

, 'Solomon Schechter at his desk in Cambridge about 1898, working with documents from the Cairo Genizah from the Ben Ezra synagogue.,' Late 19th century, British Museum

Solomon Schechter at his desk in Cambridge about 1898, working with documents from the Cairo Genizah from the Ben Ezra synagogue., Late 19th century

"Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" at British Museum, London

, 'Gravestone of 'Abraham, the perfected monk',' 7th century AD, British Museum

Gravestone of 'Abraham, the perfected monk', 7th century AD

"Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" at British Museum, London

, 'Bust of Germanicus, great-nephew of Augustus with a Christian cross carved onto the forhead,' c. 14-20 AD, British Museum

Bust of Germanicus, great-nephew of Augustus with a Christian cross carved onto the forhead, c. 14-20 AD

"Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" at British Museum, London

, 'Ivory pyxis box depicting Daniel with arms raised in prayer is flanked by two lions,' 5th or early 6th century AD, British Museum

Ivory pyxis box depicting Daniel with arms raised in prayer is flanked by two lions, 5th or early 6th century AD

"Egypt: faith after the pharaohs" at British Museum, London