Gain an insight into the ancient Egyptians’ funerary rituals and their desire for eternal life in the kingdom of the dead.
Photo: Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty, Museum of Cultural History, UiO
Norway's oldest and largest collection of Egyptian artefacts is on display in the Historical Museum. Several of these artefacts came to Norway as gifts from Oscar II who was king during the union between Sweden and Norway.
Anubis is easy to recognise because he has the body of a man and the head of a jackal - a wild dog. Anubis is the guardian of the kingdom of the dead and the art of embalming. He was also the god of the priests who embalmed mummies.
The Historical Museum provides the public with free admission on the last Saturday of the month! Travel back in time and out into the world, and become acquainted with interesting, rare artefacts and their stories.