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  • Death on the Nile: Uncovering the afterlife of ancient Egypt

    • The project examines every aspect of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s collection of coffins from ancient Egypt

  • Origins of the Afro Comb

    In the 20th century 'afro' combs have taken on a wider political and cultural message, perhaps most notably in the form of the 'black fist' comb that references the Black power salute.

    This website aims to trace the history and the meaning of the African hair comb over nearly 6000 years in Africa, through to its re-emergence amongst the Diaspora in the Americas, Britain and the Caribbean.

  • Passport to the Egyptian Afterlife. The Book of the Dead of Ramose

    These webpages provide in-depth information about the beautifully illustrated papyrus containing the Book of the Dead of Ramose, displayed at the Fitzwilliam Musem from 19 June to 16 September 2007.