Queensland Museum South Bank
MUMMY: SECRETS OF THE TOMB
9:30am, Thu 19th April, 2012 - 3:30pm, Sun 19th August, 2012
Queensland Museum South Bank, QLD
This spectacular 3D film and exhibition experience from the British Museum will reveal the life and death of Nesperennub, a priest whose mummy has remained untouched for almost 3000 years.
Exclusive to Brisbane
His secrets were hidden for thousands of years.
Now this spectacular exhibition from the British Museum will reveal the life and death of Nesperennub, a temple priest who lived almost 3,000 years ago. A prized treasure of the British Museum, Nesperennub's mummy has remained intact and untouched for almost 3000 years, unlike many other mummies found in ancient Egyptian tombs over the years.
A combined 3D film and exhibition experience will explore his mummification and lead you on a journey to uncover the mysterious rituals and breathtaking beauty of life and death in ancient Egypt.
This groundbreaking experience brings you face to face with the ancient past as the mummy of Nesperennub is virtually unwrapped using the most advanced medical scanning technology currently available.
Drawing on the world-famous Egyptian collections of the British Museum, Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb features four human mummies and more than 100 ancient objects, including amulets, canopic jars used for preserving the liver, lungs, stomach, and intestines of the deceased; massive sarcophagi; statues; shabtis and sections from the Book of the Dead.
It is a fascinating and awe-inspiring exploration of ancient Egyptian civilisation from 2300BC to the first century AD.
Don't miss this journey of a lifetime.
This exhibition is presented through the collaboration of the British Museum and the Queensland Museum.