Mummy Secrets of the Tomb
Apr 19-Aug 19
C (4-15) $12.65
1300 111 369
After Dark 18+ All Tickets $26.95 Doors Open 5.30
Now the Secrets of the Tomb are not just being revealed during daylight hours but after dark as well.. Once a month at nightfall visitors can sneak into the Museum for a drink and some tapas at the Foyer Bar, or dinner and drinks in the Collectors Lounge Bar, with the chance to mingle with a modern day embalmer, followed by a viewing of not just of the real thing but a vintage schlock B Grade movie starring The Mummy.
A once in a civilization chance to get up close to an ancient civilization, Secrets of the Tomb is the Queensland Museum's latest unmissable blockbuster exhibition.
The British Museum has despatched four of its mummies from its world renowned Egyptian Collection, along with a host of sarcophagi, statues, jars for preserving human organs, shabtis amulets and sections from the Book of the Dead, and all to coincide with the 3D virtual 'unveiling' of one of its most precious mummies – Egyptian priest Nesperennub, who died and was mummified at 40 years of age.
For almost three thousand years his mummified body has resided in its gaily painted coffin, which was discovered in Luxor in 1890. It is through the use of CT Scan and advanced X-ray techniques that a 3D image of the body has been built without touching the bandages or invading the mummy in any way.
As a highlight of the exhibition visitors are treated to this fascinating 'unwrapping' of Nesperennub on film, and what it reveals.
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