Wooden anthropoid inner-coffin of Nestawedjat

International touring exhibition

Egyptian mummies: exploring ancient lives


Tour schedule

Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 19 September 2020 – 21 March 2021

Ancient Egypt holds an enduring fascination for audiences around the world.

This exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to join the British Museum research team on their journey of discovery and introduces six mummies who lived and died in Egypt between 3,000 and 1,800 years ago.

New generations of CT scanners provide sophisticated images of the human remains and objects contained beneath mummy wrappings and determine more accurately key pieces of information such as an individual's sex, age and health at the time of death.

The extraordinary funerary tradition of preparing the body for the afterlife provides us with a unique insight into what life would have been like along the River Nile several thousand years ago.