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Apr 22 2009 to Apr 4 2010


Fascinating Egyptian Mummies


Exposition - Musée de la civilisation

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Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

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Musée de la civilisation

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

- Date -

Apr 22 2009 to Apr 4 2010

- Fees -

Admission Fees

5 and under$0
6 – 11$5
12 – 17$7
18 – 34 $15
Adults (35+)$20
65 and +$19
Families$45
MembersFree

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5 and under$0
6 – 11$5
12 – 17$7
18 – 34 $15
Adults (35+)$20
65 and +$19
Families$45
MembersFree

Fascinating Egyptian Mummies

Journey into in the fascinating world of funerary rituals in ancient Egypt, featuring over 225 fabulous objects, including some extremely rare pieces – the mummified body of Ankhhor (2,650 years old), with its superb string of pearls and three coffins, statues, canopic jars, jewellery... 

Fascinating Egyptian Mummies is a voyage into the captivating world of funerary rituals in ancient Egypt.
 

Over 225 fabulous objects on display

  • The mummy of Ankhhor (a high priest who lived in Thebes at the time of the pharaohs, over  2,650 years ago) and his three coffins
  • The mummy of Nen-Ou-Nef (who lived in Thebes from 1550 to1307 B.C.)
  • The mummy of a cat (Roman era, 1-2nd century B.C.)
  • A statue of Osiris (bronze, 712-332 B.C.)
  • Canopic jars (to hold the viscera of the dead)
  • The coffin of Amenhotep (21st dynasty, circa 1000 B.C.)
  • A statue of Pthames (limestone, 19th dynasty, 1290-1224 B.C.)
  • An accurate reproduction of the burial chamber of Sennedjem
  • Instruments of mummification
  • Protective amulets
  • A cartonnage
  • A funerary barque
  • Dishes
  • Jewellery
  • Statuettes
  • Ushabtis — servants of the afterlife
  • An interactive game on archeological digs

A THREE-PART ADVENTURE

Ankhhor and his three coffins

  • In a decor formed of stylized oversized bandages, discover the mummified body of Ankhhor, wearing a superb string of pearls and lying in three coffins.
  • Film clips reveal some aspects of life in this era.

From death to rebirth

  • Discover how the ancient Egyptians believed that another life began after death in the kingdom of the god Osiris.
  • Become familiar with the funerary rituals that took place after death – mummification and the eternal resting place, the tomb

Mummies' secrets revealed

  • Mummies have long been subject to pillaging and rather surprising practices.
  • Learn how mummies can now be studied using medical techniques such as tomographic analysis (CAT scan).
  • Watch a compelling documentary on the scientific work that has been done on Nen-Ou-Nef, the mummy in the Museum's collection.

 Related activities

  • A captivating interactive discovery space entitled A Day of Discovery in Ancient Egypt
  • A workshop for the whole family - Thot, the Tarot and You
  • An entertaining program of cultural activities
  • A fun-packed microsite.
A coproduction of Musée de la civilisation and the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, Netherlands. Presented by Sun Life Financial in collaboration with Bureau de la Capitale-Nationale, Tourisme Québec, Office du tourisme de Québec, Loews Le Concorde (the exhibition's official hotel) and Le Soleil newspaper.