Museum of Ancient Cultures

Museum of Ancient Cultures

Museum of Ancient Cultures

The Museum of Ancient Cultures (MAC) is a leading museum which supports a range of museums, collections, art galleries, a sculpture park and herbarium. As an archaeological museum it introduces modern minds to a number of cultures from the ancient world through its research and publications, learning, teaching and outreach programs, its displays and exhibitions and its involvement in the activities of the University.

Its main collection includes over 7000 artefacts which come from the ancient Mediterranean world covering the Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Near Eastern cultures. The Museum also holds the largest papyrus collection in the southern hemisphere which includes Greek literary texts with prominent pieces including an Acts of the Apostles fragment and three early Christian letters from Oxyrhynchus.

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