Ancient lives
new discoveries

22 May 2014 – 12 July 2015

Exhibition closed

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Schools can book in alongside the general public for teacher-led visits throughout the run of the exhibition, or book for one of the exclusive school mornings. Subject to ticket availability.

Ancient lives school exclusive mornings
Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and sixth form

Teacher-led visits to the exhibition on a school exclusive morning are supported by free resources which can be downloaded here from May. These mornings are not facilitated by British Museum staff.


  • Wednesday 10 June 2015
  • Friday 19 June 2015
  • Tuesday 30 June 2015
  • Thursday 6 July 2015

For more information and to book, call 020 7323 8181 or email



Schools resources

Two image bank documents are available for teachers. You can download these files below:

Image bank: mummies 

Image bank: objects 

You can download a primary teachers' guide below:

Primary teachers' guide

Mummy of a priestess named Tayesmutengebtiu in a painted case. From Thebes, Egypt, 22nd Dynasty, c. 900 BC

Mummy of a priest’s daughter named Tamut in a painted case. From Thebes, Egypt, 22nd Dynasty, c. 900 BC.

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