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The Egyptian gallery in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. This gallery is devoted to death and burial customs. Part of a series of virtual tours created by us for the Kemet; the Black Land project, an interactive guide to the museum’s Egyptian antiquities department.

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