Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Exhibition: Mummy - Secrets of the Tomb

Richmond Times Dispatch (Roy Proctor)

"Mummy" presents 111 ancient Egyptian objects from London's British Museum, which houses what is generally considered the most comprehensive collection of Egyptian art outside Cairo.

Just as important, it details the results of state-of-the-art scanning and other techniques that permit a complete examination of the mummy without disturbing the case or body.

About 30 percent of the objects are on permanent display at the British Museum, said John Taylor, the assistant keeper of the British Museum's Egyptian collection who is doubling as curator of the show here.

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