British Museum – Book of the Dead exhibition now open


British Museum – Book of the Dead now open

Exhibition now open

Exhibition now open  

Book of the Dead

Journey through the afterlife:
ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

Until 6 March 2011

‘once-in-a-lifetime’ The Times
‘revelatory’ Observer
‘groundbreaking’ Metro

Follow the ancient Egyptians’ journey from death to the afterlife
in this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition focusing on the Book of the

Dead, a compilation of spells to ensure eternal life.

A full family activity and events programme, including
two special family days, accompanies the exhibition.
Don’t forget that children go free!

£12, children and Members free
Supported by BP

Book tickets     More information     
Become a Member
Watch videos     Read the curator’s blog

You can also find out more about ancient Egypt online.
Related galleries     Highlight objects

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG
Holborn, Russell Square, Tottenham Court Road
Tickets +44 (0)20 7323 8181

tickets@britishmuseum.org
www.britishmuseum.org

© The Trustees of the British Museum

Image captions (from top):

Gilded cartonnage mummy mask. Egyptian (Greco-Roman Period). Late 1st century BC – early 1st century AD
Detail from the Papyrus of Hunefer. Egypt, 1280 BC.
Afternoon tea in the Court Restaurant.

The Mummy (1932). Source: BFI Stills.
Gold crown. From Tillya Tepe, Afghanistan, 1st century AD. National Museum of Afghanistan.
© Musée Guimet/Thierry Ollivier.
Detail of the Holy Thorn Reliquary. Paris, France, late 14th century.








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