Tuesday, August 10, 2010

British Museum's Book of the Dead Exhibtion Preview

Heritage Key (Prad Patel)

With video.

The British Museum's upcoming exhibition, "Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead" is set to open on 4th November 2010 and a video posted on the British Museum's Youtube channel gives a teaser to one of the artefacts which will be a part of the show. The quick video shows the cleaning of Nesbanebdjed's wooden mask from his coffin in the museum's Organic Conservation laboratory, which will be one of the pieces on display when the exhibition opens this Autumn.

The star of the show will doubtless be the beautifully illustrated papyrus and linen works depicting the journey from death to the afterlife, dating as far back as 3,500 years old.

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