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Eight mummies, eight lives, eight stories

Posted by: johnmcc

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From the 22nd May 2014, the British Museum are exhibiting ‘Ancient lives, New Discoveries’, a fascinating opportunity to see how 8 people lived their lives in Ancient Egypt and Sudan. The bodies, which have all been preserved either naturally or purposely embalmed have been studied in detail and reveal how they lived and what happened to them after they died.
Using the latest interactive 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. The mummies include a priest’s daughter, a temple singer, a middle-aged man, a young child, a temple doorkeeper and a woman with a Christian tattoo. 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.

More about the exhibition here.

More mummies and the wonders of Ancient Egypt can be discovered on a Nile Cruise and a Nile Cruise & Stay holiday.

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