Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives at the Powerhouse Museum

Egyptian lovers rejoice - the Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, an acclaimed exhibition from the British Museum opens on Saturday 10th of December at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.

 Nestawedjat - Trustees of the British Museum

Nestawedjat - Trustees of the British Museum

Take a rare close-up look as the Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibition will use the latest CT scanning technology and 3D visualisation to take visitors beyond the coffin to uncover what lies beneath layers of history buried for thousands of years.

 Temple Singer - Trustees of the British Museum

Temple Singer - Trustees of the British Museum

Six mummies who lived and died in Egypt between 1800 and 3000 years ago will be on display alongside almost 200 objects associated with funerary practices and daily life.

 Various mummies - Trustees of the British Museum

Various mummies - Trustees of the British Museum

 Canopic jars - Trustees of the British Museum

Canopic jars - Trustees of the British Museum

The new techniques used to virtually unwrap the mummies offers unprecedented details about their age, diet and health. Being able to see an individual from the remote past, how tall they were, their skin, their face and hair is a powerful and moving experience.

 Inner coffin of Nestawedjat - Trustees of the British Museum

Inner coffin of Nestawedjat - Trustees of the British Museum

From a temple singer from Thebes to a 2-year old Roman child and a priest of Akhmim, the six well-preserved mummies on show reveal the stories of their lives. 

Temple Singer with scan - Trustees of the British Museum

The exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences and visitors are advised that this exhibition contains human remains and CT scan images of mummified human remains.

Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives is now showing at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney from Saturday 10th of December to Sunday 30th of April 2017. For more info regarding the exhibtion, head to their website.

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