This exhibition aims to unravel the mysteries of mummification. From a priest’s daughter to a temple doorkeeper, the interactive displays explore the identities of eight individuals, using their embalmed bodies to uncover clues about how they lived. By using new non-invasive procedures, such as CT scanning and 3D visualisation, the British Museum has been able to build up a picture of life in the Nile Valley over 4,000 years, from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.
Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
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Great Russell St
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am-5.30pm; Fri 10am-8.30pm (selected galleries only, ring for details)|
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Court Rd/Holborn/Russell Square|
|Price:||Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions|
- British Museum £10, concs £8, National Art Pass £5, under 16s/disabled carer free