EGYPTIAN MUMMIES

EXPLORING ANCIENT LIVES

From September 7, 2019 to February 2, 2020

The exhibition is likely to be one of the most successful ever staged by the British Museum and follows in a fine tradition of blockbuster displays based on archaeological finds from ancient Egypt.

– The Telegraph, London

A North-American premiere, this exhibition of the British Museum reconstructs the lives of six individuals who lived along the Nile from about 900 BC to AD 180. Non-invasive techniques have enabled researchers to build a profile of each individual, painting a picture of who they were. Age, beliefs and the diseases they suffered from – each mummy has a story to tell.

Digital visualizations will present new discoveries that, when viewed alongside over 200 objects from the British Museum’s renowned Egyptian collection, provide unique insights into how people lived and died in ancient Egypt. The exhibition will explore a number of themes such as mummification, health, food and diet, priesthood, music, adornment and childhood in ancient Egypt.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the MMFA.

The presentation of this exhibition is a collaboration between the British Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.