Egyptian Mummies from the British Museum: Exploring Ancient Lives

Exhibition Overview


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Ancient Egypt is certainly still a civilization full of mysteries, and mummies never ceased to intrigue. Egyptian Mummies from the British Museum: Exploring ancient lives presents six mummies, along with coffins, stele and other funerary objects, in total more than 200 objects from ancient times. By using Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning, the exhibition explores six mummified individuals who lived between 900 BC to AD 180, and looks through the secret of ancient Egypt to explore Egyptian life.

Over the past decades, the British Museum used non-invasive methods including CT scanning to study the mummies in the Museum’s collection. The results of this research allows the National Palace Museum not only to see inside the wrappings, but also to discover more about these individual’s diet, lifestyle, culture, religious beliefs, state of health and even their approximate age at death.

Exhibition Highlights


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Exhibition Highlights
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