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British Museum – Ancient Lives, New Discoveries

The groundbreaking interactive exhibition Ancient Lives, new discoveries will showcase recent research on one of the most-popular areas of the collection – ancient Egyptian and Sudanese mummified remains or ‘mummies’.

22 May – 30 November 2014

Room 5 The British Museum London

This exhibition will introduce you to eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming.

Using the latest technology, the exhibition will unlock 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.

Tickets and opening hours

There are several ways to book your tickets for the exhibition: advance booking  is recommended.

  • You can book tickets online
  • By phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8181
  • In person from the Ticket Desk in the Great Court

The museum is open Daily from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm and on Fridays the museum stays open til 10.30 pm. For more information visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/

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