The Liverpool World Museum has an enormous collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts - some 20,000 different pieces. The highlights of the collection include a girdle worn by King Rameses III, who ruled for 31 years over 3000 years ago. This girdle was from his second reign and found in Thebes. It is 5.2 metres long and took 3 to 4 months to make. You can see where curators and collectors from the past have tried to clean and protect it, as there is now a hole where the hieroglyphs of King Rameses’s name used to be! The museum also boasts a fantastically well-preserved selection of mummies. It is further evidence of how skilled and careful the process of mummification was, as individual toes and strands of hair can still be seen, thousands of years later. One of the more peculiar items in the collection is the mummy Padi Amun (meaning he who Amun gave). In 1851, he was the centerpiece in a mummy unwrapping party (yes, this was a real thing!) and he was completely unwrapped and examined. After he arrived at the museum, Padi was x-rayed and a tool was found inside his skull. The experts thought they had discovered new evidence of an ancient instrument, that the Ancient Egyptians had used… Unfortunately, it turned out to only be a scoop that someone had left in his head, during the unwrapping party! What a headache!