Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Exhibition: Nesperennub in Australia

Brisbane Times

I had no idea that Nesperennub was still travelling!

A 3000-year-old Egyptian mummy - originally embalmed with a bowl attached to his head - is the feature attraction of the newest exhibition at the revamped Queensland Museum in 2012.

Brisbane will be the only Australian city to host the touring exhibition from the British Museum, "Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb".

The central piece of the exhibition is the mummy of the priest Nesperennub, a prized treasure of the British Museum.

Nesperennub's mummy was discovered at Luxor, the site of Thebes, in the 1890s.

Nesperennub lived about 800 years before Christ and died at about 40 years of age.

According to documents from the British Museum, Nesperennub and his father both worked as priests in the religious complex of Karnak, around 500 kilometres south of Cairo.

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