"Among the peoples of the ancient world, the Egyptians occupy a unique position with their approach to death and the possibility of resurrection, particularly since so much of the evidence that has survived over thousands of years comes from a funerary context.
The largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian funerary material outside of Cairo is housed at the British Museum. As part of a joint venture with the British Museum, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California has drawn upon this world-famous collection of mummies and funerary objects to present the exhibition Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt ... Treasures from the British Museum, which opened on April 17, 2005".
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