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Name of Object:

‘The Younger Memnon’


London, United Kingdom

Holding Institution:

The British Museum

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Date of Object:

19th Dynasty; donated to the British Museum in 1817

Inventory Number:

EA 19




Henry Salt and J.L. Burckhardt donated this colossal bust of Ramesses II to the British Museum in 1817 where it created a sensation and became known as the Younger Memnon. It was removed from the Ramesseum in Thebes by the explorer Giovanni Belzoni, who transported it to Alexandria, from where it was shipped to England.

Citation of this web page:

"‘The Younger Memnon’" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;uk;108;en

MWNF Working Number: UK 108

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