Ancient Lives, New Discoveries at British Museum

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Cartonnage of a priestess, adult, casing with a gilded face, named Tayesmutengebtiu, also called Tamut. Found in Thebes, 22nd Dynasty (c. 900 BC). © Trustees of the British Museum

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People from the distant past are brought to life with Ancient Lives New Discoveries at the British Museum.

This fascinating exhibition introduces visitors to eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan. Their remains have been miraculously preserved, either from natural processes or careful embalming, ready for their encounter with the 21st century. 

Using new processes and technology, the exhibition unlocks hidden secrets from their lives to build up a vivid picture of their existence in the Nile Valley more than 4,000 years ago. The lives being examined range from a priest's daughter to a temple singer and a middle aged man to a child. Discover just how they lived and find out what happened to them after they died.

A triumph of interactive technology, this is a chance to unravel the mysteries of the mummification and discover amazing details about lives lived so long ago.

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British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG

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Adult Ticket: £10.00 (USD16.09)  per ticket
Concession Ticket: £8.00 (USD12.87)  per ticket

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