‘Resurrecting Ancient Egypt’ touring exhibition comes to Bradford.

21st March 2024

Egyptology professor puts a spotlight on Bradford and the wider Yorkshire area, revealing their links to Ancient Egypt

‘Resurrecting Ancient Egypt: A Monumental Yorkshire Journey’ will soon be on display in the Holding Space Gallery, John Street, Saltaire, Bradford.

The exhibition, which is on display until May, is the culmination of more than 30 years of research by Barnsley born professor and Egyptologist, Joann Fletcher, who has discovered numerous connections between ancient Egypt and England’s largest county.  The most dramatic of these are the numerous places with Egyptian-inspired architecture, since Yorkshire has more pyramids than any other part of the UK, the oldest obelisk in Britain and the only full-size replica of an Egyptian temple anywhere in the country. 

Holding Space gallery is a unique art space dedicated to art, yoga, holistic health and vegan food, in which visitors will have the opportunity to look at Yorkshire in a completely new way. Discovering its pyramids, obelisks, temples, and sphinxes which have been hidden in plain sight across Yorkshire’s stunning landscapes, all have been captured in the evocative black and white images produced by photographers Jennifer Robertson and Lynne Fletcher of Kyte Photography.

Particularly special is the spotlight the exhibition puts on Bradford’s Undercliffe Cemetery and the fascinating Egyptian links that can be found there.

Professor Joann Fletcher said: “I am delighted that our exhibition is touring around such beautiful locations in Yorkshire. Our county has incredibly strong links with ancient Egypt which is reflected in its distinctive architecture and buildings. The images of Bradford are particularly striking, and I’m sure visitors will be amazed at the richness of Yorkshire’s Egyptian legacy.”

The exhibition is free to enter but please contact the Gallery for opening times. To find out more about some of the background to the exhibition visit

‘Resurrecting Ancient Egypt’ touring exhibition comes to Bradford.