Ancient mummies to travel to Australia

Published on : Thursday, July 7, 2016

Egyptian MummiesThe state government of New South Wales (NSW) has announced that as many as six Egyptian mummies would be transported to Australia after Sydney has been granted permission by the British Museum to exhibit “Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives”.


Troy Grant, Arts Minister of NSW has declared that this exhibition would display various artifacts belonging to Egyptian Collection of the British Museum that boasts of housing the largest collection outside the region of Egypt.


The exhibition has planned to display at least six Egyptian mummies who used to reside and died between 1800 and 3000 years ago in Egypt. These mummies would be exhibited along with 200 different items that are connected to daily life as well as funerary practices belonging to this period of time.


The six mummies that have been present inside the British Museum have been wrapped and preserved for several years.  However, for the very first time, advanced technology would be capable of revealing their secrets of burial. At the same time, their preservation practices would be kept intact.


Stuart Ayres, state tourism minister, New South Wales has said that this exhibition would draw in a majority of visitors to the city of Sydney.


Ayres added that it was the first time that the Egyptian mummies would be travelling to Australia. This would go on to make Australia a crucial place where people would be able to learn about the tales of the mummies in greater details. He said that it is a great pleasure for the NSW government to promote this exhibition.


The exhibition would be operational from 10th December, 2016 to 30th April, 2017.

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