40th Year Anniversary
of the

4000 year old woman
SPELTHORNE MUSEUM
1 Elmsleigh Road, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 4PN. United Kingdom

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Welcome to Spelthorne Museum

Everyone is invited. Always Free.

During the Covid 19 Crisis the Museum is closed. We do have two new Exhibits on line for you to see though. Enjoy!

40th Anniversary of Spelthorne Museum (5 pages)
Victory in Europe Day (5 pages)

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Interesting Items

Did Elvis live previously?

This 1,800-year-old relic has been verified by experts, who say it is a decoration found on the corners of a Roman coffin. This Elvis probably dates back to about 200 AD – about 1,750 years before the birth of rock’n'roll. But it could even date to 400 BC, experts claim. It was part of one of the world’s most stunning private collections of ancient art owned by an Australian collector, The 'Elvis’ sculpture is 2nd Century AD and was estimated to make £25,000 to £30,000 in auction in London in October 2008. However someone got a bargain because it only sold for $24,000!

The likeness is so great ‘Looking at this face with its quiff, jaw and nose, one is led to the thought that the human face, for all is diversity and subtlety, has an ability to repeat itself.’

The Roman ornament, called an acroterion, is carved in marble on the corner of a sarcophagus dating from the second century AD.

It is not just auction house staff who were taken aback by the bust – others were all shook up too.



As reported in the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sun, NY Post newspapers July 2008


Please note that this item is NOT in our Museum.

 

But this is...

Our 4,000 year old lady

 

Remember
Once Reopened out of hours group visits to the Museum can be arranged.
Also members can visit your group to give illustrated talks on various local history subjects.
See 'Education' for further details


We have again revamped the website for the 40th Anniversary of the Museum. Please take a look at the Queen's Award page, the Accessibility page, the photos of Staines page and the Lino page. There is also a map page showing how to get to us, people are always saying to us that they didn't know that we are located through the Library, on the map page we show photos of our building related to everywhere else around us.

We also have NEW pages showing the Exhibits that are supposed to be in the Thames Room, however they can be seen on here while we are closed, due to the Coronavirus.

The Story of Spelthorne Museum

V.E. Day


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