If you are in the UK and interested in Egypt, make a visit to this exhibition in Manchester which considers identity, culture and artefacts from Roman to contemporary Egypt.
Faces&Voices includes mummy portraits and Graeco-Roman papyri from the University of Manchester collections, and Egyptian contemporary art. Those who can’t make it to the exhibition can download the brochure at http://facesandvoices.wordpress.com
For background on these beautiful and evocative portraits, including speculation that an earlier exhibition of them was seen by Oscar Wilde and that the striking depictions of several handsome young men inspired the novel ‘A Picture of Dorian Gray’, see
Activities have been developed around the exhibition including workshops, talks and podcasting centred on questions about identity and culture in multicultural societies from antiquity to the contemporary. You can see more on this side of the project at http://ancientvoicesproject.com/
Faces&Voices runs until 25 November, 2012.