Ancient lives, new discoveries at British Museum (until 30 Nov 2014)


Mummy of a priest’s daughter named Tamut in a painted case, and CT scan of the same mummy. From Thebes, Egypt, 22nd Dynasty, c. 900 BC. © The Trustees of the British Museum

The summer holidays are here! And if you’re looking for cool things to do, then definitely check out the new Ancient Egyptian exhibition at the British Museum.


Exhibition curators examine a mummy during CT Scanning at the Royal Brompton Hospital. © The Trustees of the British Museum

It’s called Ancient lives, new discoveries and inside you’ll get to come face to face with eight mummies from ancient Egypt and Sudan!

Each was once a live person and tells us a story about life in the Nile Valley, up to five thousand years ago!

The exhibition has really cool hands-on technology so you can unlock hidden secrets about each mummy – from how they lived to how they were mummified when they died.


Painted wooden model of a horse on wheels. From Akhmim, Roman period after 30 BC © The Trustees of the British Museum

You’ll also see objects from their world, like food, wigs, toys, musical instruments and even a child’s sandal.

Take the free family trail with facts, stories and activities to really get an amazing picture of how these people lived so many years ago.

PLUS! Kids go free!

Click here to find out more and book now!

Check out the trailer for a sneak peek!

Ancient lives, new discoveries at the British Museum until 30th November – click to book now!

Sponsored by Julius Baer
Technology partner Samsung

British-Museum-LogoEvent Info:

Tickets £10 and under / under-16s go FREE

Until 30 November 2014

British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG

Click here to find out more and book now!