In pictures: Faith after the Pharaohs

The first major UK exhibition to examine the history of post-pharaonic Egypt goes on show at the British Museum, London, at the end of October. Here's a preview of some of the remarkable pieces on show

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Rabbi and scholar Solomon Schechter at his desk in Cambridge, c1898, working with documents from the Cairo Genizah from the Ben Ezra synagogue © Reproduced by the kind permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library

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Seated figure of the Roman god Horus, wearing Roman military costume, limestone, Egypt, 1st–2nd century AD © The Trustees of the British Museum

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Bust of Germanicus, great-nephew of Augustus with a Christian cross carved onto the forehead, Egypt, c14–20 AD © The Trustees of the British Museum

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Codex Sinaiticus, open at John, chapter 5, verse 6 – chapter 6 verse 23, New Testament volume © Image courtesy of the British Library

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One of pair of curtains, decorated with Christian imagery and classical imagery, linen and wool, Egypt, 6th–7th century AD © The Trustees of the British Museum

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Marble relief from a funerary monument with Arabic inscription, later reused as a grave stela in AD 966–67. Originally made in 10th century AD, probably in Cairo © The Trustees of the British Museum

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Oil lamp carved with a Jewish menorah, clay, Egypt, said to be from Alexandria, 3rd-4th century AD © The Trustees of the British Museum

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Lion-shaped rock crystal bottle, likely used to store perfume or oils, which were among the most luxurious items of any Muslim court. Probably made in Cairo, AD 900–950 © The Trustees of the British Museum

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Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs is on show at the British Museum, London, from 29 October–7 February 2016. For more information, and to book tickets, visit the museum website