This room recreates the world of the Ptolemaic reign in Egypt, established in 305 BC by Ptolemy I, a Macedonian general in the army of Alexander the Great. The priceless mummy and sarcophagus on display were donated to the University in 1835. The sarcophagus is made of wood — cypress — and the hieroglyphic inscription attributes it to Baankh, administrator of the temple of Heka in Heliopolis. Examination of the mummy has revealed evidence of a violent death. This fascinating story is recounted in a video.