Ancient lives
new discoveries

22 May 2014 – 12 July 2015

Exhibition closed

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Technology partner

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Think you know mummies? Think again...

This exhibition introduces you to eight people from ancient Egypt and Sudan whose bodies have been preserved, either naturally or by deliberate embalming.

Using the latest technology, the exhibition unlocks hidden secrets to build up a picture of their lives in the Nile Valley over a remarkable 4,000 years – from prehistoric Egypt to Christian Sudan.

From a priest’s daughter to a temple singer, a middle-aged man to a young child, a temple doorkeeper to a woman with a Christian tattoo, find out how they lived and what happened to them after they died. Using interactive technology, discover new information about each mummy, from their state of health to how they were embalmed and preserved. Unravel the mysteries of mummification and gain a unique insight into these people’s lives.


Watch this ultra high definition film, produced by Samsung, which showcases the technology in the exhibition and shares insights from the exhibition team on the discoveries they have made.

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