Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Review: Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

Statues are speaking at the British Museum. The dead are coming to life. The statue in front of me is a small painted wooden figure of the god Osiris, just over half a metre high, in a glass case in one of the first rooms of this engrossing exhibition. It is instantly striking, because of the bright green of its face and hands, but its verbal eloquence lies hidden inside.

The Guardian

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