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The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has one of the most important collections of ancient Egyptian art in the world. Much of the collection was obtained from excavations conducted by Dr. George A. Reisner, from 1905 to 1942, on behalf of the museum and Harvard University. Many exceptional works of art came to Boston through formal agreements with the Egyptian government.

The tombs of the Egyptian elite were often covered with hieroglyphic writings and wall reliefs showing many aspects of Egyptian life. Shown below are photographs of the some of the wall reliefs in the museum’s Egyptian collection.

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Originally posted to Ojibwa on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 09:09 AM PST.

Also republished by History for Kossacks, Pink Clubhouse, and Massachusetts Kosmopolitans.

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