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Can vaguely remember the Mummy on display at Buckle St. Wellington, but then I was not so interested in the history off it then, as I am now, and who donated it to the nation. Thank you Charles Rooking Carter, who Carterton is named after. Only sorry the actual Mummy is not on display to the public anymore, but then, the next best thing, was to visit the wonderful Beyond the Tomb Exhibition. Held at Te Papa. For Carterton's 150th Anniversary this year, I promoted the Mummy on a sandwich board. Very plea ...
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Posted by Adele at 24/03/2007 6:52 p.m. | 0 Comments

 
dont remember it
no i was not alive then but i have herd good things about it ...
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Posted by kim at 11/03/2007 4:03 p.m. | 0 Comments

 
As children my brother and I used to visit the Egyptian gallery regularly particularly the mummy. I too thought the X ray pinned to a light box was an actual X ray machine, on every visit I would examine it carefully to monitor any changes. The international galleries provided me with a mini OE, I would wander through and imagine what things were like overseas. ...
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Posted by Anonymous at 1/02/2007 5:53 p.m. | 0 Comments

 
An oldie but a goodie
Yes, I do remember the Egyptian Gallery.Not in great detail as I was so young.However I do remember being totally inspired by the sights of a far away country!That was my favourite part of the old museum.I am now a fanatic Egyptian fan!I do plan on seeing the Egyptian exhibit at the new museum,but I must say the old museum was by far a better experience.Just because its new doesnt mean its better! ...
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Posted by e at 30/01/2007 9:14 p.m. | 1 Comments

 
I don't have memories of the Buckle Street display, but certainly Auckland Museum's mummy. We were all scared of it and I used to run past it holding my breath if I had to venture in that direction. It seems sad that someone who was in their lfetime held in such high regard becomes an object of fear and curiosity... ...
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Posted by Anonymous at 24/01/2007 11:35 a.m. | 0 Comments

 
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I remember seeing the Buckle St Egyptian Gallery many years ago and was extremely impressed by it. I consider it was far superior to the current exhibition. My husband and I are in our sixties and did not enjoy the Te Papa one because we found it so hard to read everything in spite of wearing our glasses! Why is everything in the museum so badly lit and shrouded in gloom? Maybe it's the current trend but I prefer to have exhibits well lit so that I don't have to strain to see them. The old one certainly was ...
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Posted by Rosemary Phillips at 17/01/2007 9:38 a.m. | 0 Comments

 
Old Egyptian Gallery
I remember the old Egyptian gallery in Buckle Street as one of the most memorable parts of the National Museum as a child. For some reason, I found the xrays quite creepy and for a long time thought the xrays were a 'real time' display of what was inside the coffin. A great display though. ...
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Posted by Anonymous at 16/01/2007 12:19 p.m. | 0 Comments

 
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