EGYP­TIAN MUMMIES: EX­PLOR­ING AN­CIENT LIVES

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Meet six mummies and un­lock the se­crets be­hind their wrap­pings us­ing the lat­est CT scan­ning tech­nol­ogy in “Egyp­tian Mummies: Ex­plor­ing An­cient Lives”. Fea­tur­ing more than 200 ar­ti­facts from the world-fa­mous Egyp­tian col­lec­tions of the Bri­tish Mu­seum, gain in­sight into the life and death of those six in­di­vid­u­als who lived in Egypt be­tween 3000 and 1800 years ago. Dis­cover how they were em­balmed and what life along the Nile val­ley was like. Ex­plore vi­su­al­i­sa­tions based on the CT scans of the mummies, as well as an­cient texts, coffins, masks and fu­ner­ary ob­jects to un­ravel their mys­ter­ies.

Un­til 26 Au­gust, Queens­land Mu­seum, cnr Grey and Mel­bourne Streets, South Bank. 3840 7555. qm.qld.gov.au

Fig­ure of Isis and Har­pocrates, glazed com­po­si­tion, 30th Dy­nasty, Egypt. © Trustees of the Bri­tish Mu­seum (2015). All rights re­served.

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