Thursday 10 April 2014

Ancient Lives

If you're into mummies, The British Museum has the exhibition for you. On 22 May it opens Ancient Lives: New Discoveries, a revelation of the lives and stories of eight mummies from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming. We tend to think of mummification as being reserved for pharaohs. Not so. The eight lives under scrutiny include a priest’s daughter, a temple singer, a middle-aged man, a temple doorkeeper, a child and a woman with a Christian tattoo. Modern interactive technology unravels their mysteries. the exhibition runs until 30 November. Booking is advised. Tickets are £10 for adults and silver surfers, but the latter can gain entry on Mondays for only £5 between 12.00 and 16.30 (CLICK).


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