Archaeology museum celebrates LGBT History month

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The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is running an open evening as part of LGBT History month to explore sexuality and gender in the ancient world.

There will be a discussion on the subject, entitled ‘Beyond Isis Osiris: Alternate sexuality in Ancient Egypt’, hosted by Dr Debbie Challis, followed by an opportunity to explore the museum, which is located on the University College London Campus in central London.

The event is open to all LGBT audiences and their friends over 18 (due to alcohol consumption). There is access for people with disabilities- please contact the museum for information.

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is a world class collection of over 80,000 objects from pre-historic, pharonic, Greek, Roman, Coptic and Islamic Egypt and Sudan.

The collections features items used by ancient Egyptians in their daily lives across four millennia, including hairpins, kohl pots, rush sandals, toys made from the mud of the Nile, rat traps and much more – all for free.

The event takes place on Thursday 7th February, 5.30-7.30pm at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL Campus, Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT.

LGBT History month takes place in February this year, and features a collection of events across the UK, which celebrate the lives and achievements of the LGBT community.