Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
19 April – 21 October 2012
Queensland Museum South Bank
Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank Brisbane Queensland 4101
Exclusive to Brisbane
Embark on a groundbreaking journey to ancient Egypt.This spectacular exhibition from the British Museum reveals the life and death of an Egyptian priest and tells his story through an extraordinary 3D film and an exhibition showcasing more than 100 ancient objects.
(Egyptian artifacts, from left, a round-topped limestone stela, Nesperennub's cartonnage and Nesperennub's outer coffin. Photo: Trustees of the British Museum)
A 3000-year-old Egyptian mummy - originally embalmed with a bowl attached to his head - is the feature attraction of the newest exhibition at the revamped Queensland Museum in 2012.
Brisbane will be the only Australian city to host the touring exhibition from the British Museum, "Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb".
The central piece of the exhibition is the mummy of the priest Nesperennub, a prized treasure of the British Museum.
Pare Xavier and myself having an awesome time learning about Nesperennub through the "eye of an Horus"
Amulets, canopic jars, massive sarcophagi, statues, excerpts from the Book of the Dead and shabtis are among the other Egyptian antiquities included in the exhibition.
The exhibition will examine how life, death and the afterlife influenced the evolution of ancient Egyptian civilisation. It's part of the Queensland Museum's 150th anniversary next year.
A ticket is required for entry into the Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb.
Tickets may be purchased online via the Foxtix website
and via phone (1300 111 369).
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