In a new collaboration with the British Museum, the exhibition Mummies of Egypt: Rediscovering six lives illustrates the hidden history behind six ancient Egyptian mummies and provides an insight into how people lived and died along the Nile Valley between 800 BC and 100 AD.
The show explores the identity of these six individuals who lived in ancient Egypt thanks to new discoveries made by state-of-the-art, non-invasive technology, virtually unwrapping their fragile remains.
Focusing on an official, two priests, a married woman, a young boy and a young Greco-Roman man, the exhibition illustrates the processes of mummification, the ancient Egyptians’ view of death, and the concept of afterlife in this ancient civilisation.
Using computed tomography techniques, researchers have unearthed personal information about each individual, including their age, beliefs, illnesses and diet. The show revolves around these findings, which cast new light on life in ancient Egypt.
The exhibition, which will be open from 14 July to 26 October 2022, is the seventh collaboration between the British Museum and ”la Caixa” Foundation.