Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives

  • September 14, 2019 through February 2, 2020
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
A North American premiere, this exhibition of the British Museum reconstructs the lives of six individuals who lived along the Nile from about 900 BCE to 180 CE. 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 present new discovers 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 early Egypt. The exhibition explores a number of themes such as mummification, health, food and diet, priesthood, music, adornment and childhood in ancient Egypt.
 
Momie de Tamut (détail), Troisième

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