Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Mummies 'unwrapped' in Brisbane

Opening Mummy: Secrets of the Lost Tomb has opened at the Queensland Museum.

Exclusive to Queensland, the British Museum exhibition celebrates the history of Egypt as well as the Queensland Museum's 150th anniversary.

The display, located in a gallery space built as part of a $14.3 million site upgrade commissioned by the previous Labor government last year, features four preserved mummies and more than 100 ancient artefacts.

British Museum keeper John Taylor curated the exhibition and said the latest technology was used to give visitors an intimate view of a celebrated priest named Nesperennub, and an insight to life in Ancient Egypt from 2300BC to the 1st century AD.

For more, see The Brisbane Times

2 comments:

  1. Mr. Taylor has also identified some fragments found in storage in the archives that are from a very old Book Of The Dead. Very exciting times indeed!

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  2. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

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