Egyptian exhibition to come to Queensland Musuem

ANCIENT: The model of brewers is set to be on display at the Queensland Museum this year. the Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibition opens in March. Photo: British Museum
ANCIENT: The model of brewers is set to be on display at the Queensland Museum this year. the Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibition opens in March. Photo: British Museum

THE human stories of six mummies who lived and died in Egypt are set to be revealed at the Queensland Museum Exhibition this year.

Tickets are on sale for the Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibition featuring high technology 3D scans unveiling secrets about the mummies. 

The technology is used to determine the sex of each mummy, their health histories, approximately how old they were when they died and the methods used to preserve their bodies.

All mummies on display are understood to have lived and died in Egypt between 900BC and AD 180.

FASCINATING: The canoptic chest will be one of almost 200 various Egyptian objects on display at the Queensland Museum. Photo: British Museum

FASCINATING: The canoptic chest will be one of almost 200 various Egyptian objects on display at the Queensland Museum. Photo: British Museum

Queensland Museum acting chief executive officer Dr Jim Thompson said the famous Egyptian collections material developed from the British Museum would offer guests an eye-opening experience.

“Egyptian mummies have long been a source of fascination, and this world-class exhibition from the British Museum will give visitors incredible new insights into their ancient lives,” he said.

“Within the exhibition, visitors will be able to explore the six wrapped mummies on display by virtually peeling back the layers of history through interactive 3D visualisations.

“The preservation of the body was central to the ancient Egyptians’ beliefs in the afterlife and it is captivating to see how each mummy was prepared for their journey after death.”

The exhibition will also feature almost 200 other objects which paint a picture of funerary practices and daily life.

The Egyptian display will be on show at the Queensland Museum from March 16 to August 26.

INTERESTING: The senet game board will be a notable attraction when the Egyptian collection display comes to the Queensland Museum. Photo: British Museum

INTERESTING: The senet game board will be a notable attraction when the Egyptian collection display comes to the Queensland Museum. Photo: British Museum

Tickets are now on sale and cost $21 for adults, $18 for concession card holders, $12 for kids aged three to 15 and family passes (two adults and two children) will cost $58.

For details and to buy tickets, visit mummies.qm.qld.gov.au.