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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.