Saturday, 21 September 2013

Mummy centre stage in Portsmouth exhibition



Image - Portsmouth News
Here is news of a new exhibition to be displayed at the City Museum in Portsmouth.  It is called Secret Egypt and will feature around 150 objects including the mummy and coffin of Namenkhetamun. 

"Tracy Teasdale, the learning officer at the museum, described the artefacts as stunning.
She said: ‘This is a major exhibition for Portsmouth as nothing like this has happened before. It’s going to be very popular and encourages viewers to look at truth versus myth.’
All the Egyptian objects are from the collections of Birmingham museums and are being lent to Portsmouth City Museum in a partnership with Birmingham’s Trust.
The exhibition, which runs from October 5 to February 23 next year, aims to make visitors reassess their knowledge about ancient Egypt.
Secret Egypt will be split into five sections exploring different aspects of ancient Egypt and bringing stories behind the Egyptian myths to life.
Not only do visitors get to see the coffin of Namenkhetamun, they will also learn about Tutankhamen and Ramesses the Great.
Another section, Beware the Mummy’s Curse, explores the idea of mummies rising from the dead to chase and terrify the living." - Portsmouth News

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