Ancient lives new discoveries

Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Admission: GBP 10 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 12/07/2015
Recommended
 
Opening Times
Monday: 1000 - 1730
Tuesday: 0900 - 1730
Wednesday: 1000 - 1730
Thursday: 0900 - 1730
Friday: 1000 - 2030
Saturday: 0900 - 1730
Sunday: 1000 - 1730
Closed January 1, December 24-26.
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This exhibition introduces eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming.

Using the latest technology, the exhibition unlocks hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years – from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.

From a priest’s daughter to a temple singer, a middle-aged man to a young child, a temple doorkeeper to a woman with a Christian tattoo, find out how they lived and what happened to them after they died. Using interactive technology, discover new information about each mummy, from their state of health to how they were embalmed and preserved. Unravel the mysteries of mummification and gain a unique insight into these people’s lives.

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