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Object Study I: Soldier’s Statue

Watch Dr Steven Snape describe a soldier's statue, from the Garstang Museum of Archaeology

Dr Snape says that it is interesting to speculate on the identity of the individual that this statue represents. Let’s try to breathe some life into our Egyptian Soldier. Take a close look at the statue and feel free to comment on any aspect of this soldier’s life that you find interesting. Even if we can’t be sure that we are correct, we’ll have built up a reliable picture of life as an Egyptian Soldier. You might consider the following themes:

  • What rank did he hold in the Egyptian Army?
  • How wealthy would he have been?
  • Was he a professional, or a part-time soldier?
  • What armour might he have worn, and what weaponry might he have carried?
  • Did he have a family? Where did they live?

To help with these questions, we have also provided a short article on the statue written by Dr Snape, which you can access below.

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