Pride of Place: Amelia B. Edwards (Updated)

For many people, one of the most exciting things about ancient Egypt is its mysteries – secrets of undiscovered tombs and ancient kings, they ways that people lived and dies, so many years ago.

But these are not the only secrets that Egyptology has kept.

Today we are re-blogging the post Maxine wrote in 2014 about Amelia Edwards, with the recent news that six historic LGBTQ landmarks are being recognised, recorded and celebrated by Historic England.

Stories from the Museum Floor

Today’s post is by Maxine from the Visitor Team at Manchester Museum. We are sharing our passion and interest in the museum and its objects.

For more about Ancient Egypt and Sudan, please visit the Curator’s blog, Egypt at the Manchester Museum.

*** Update – Queer History Landmarks Celebrated by Historic England ***

Amelia B. Edwards – A Thousand Miles up the Nile

I have always loved books from the way they feel to how easily they can transport you to another world. This interest naturally led me to one of my favourite objects in the Museum collection, A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877) by Amelia B. Edwards.

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I began working at the Museum in 2003, and during the early stages of this time the book was laid open in the Egyptian Gallery. I always wondered what the other pages might contain, which only added to the…

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