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Sydney dusts off precious treasures in new museums

By Explore
Updated February 18 2021 - 3:30pm, first published December 18 2020 - 1:37pm

For years, priceless treasures have been hidden away in Sydney in small dark rooms down the ends of corridors in nondescript buildings. Egyptian mummies, Grecian urns, samples collected by Charles Darwin, and art from Francisco Goya to Arthur Streeton. They are all part of the collections of the University of Sydney, held (and added to) for more than 150 years across different parts of the campus, focusing on ancient archaeology, natural history, and art. Although they’ve been open to the public, most locals probably didn’t even know they existed.

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