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
- 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.
- 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.