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Ancient Lives, New Discoveries

Until 19 Apr 15, British Museum, London, United Kingdom

London. “Think you know mummies? Think again...” is the tagline for the British Museum’s latest show, which offers a rare opportunity to see what lies beneath the wrappings of eight mummies from Egypt and Sudan in the museum’s collection. Thanks to CT-scanning technology, long-hidden secrets from a Christian tattoo on a woman’s thigh, to poles driven into a man’s neck to reattach his head following a botched mummification are revealed through interactive displays that peel away... Read on

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