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22nd May 2014 until 12th July 2015
 
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Ancient Lives: New Discoveries

Scientific analysis of mummies by the British Museum using procedures such as X-ray and CT scanning has revealed a wealth of information about how individuals lived and died in Ancient Egypt and Sudan. This exhibition will explore stories in the lives of eight mummies, all from a period of 4000 years between 3500BC and 500AD. From a priest to a temple singer to a child, get up close and personal with these individuals by understanding the food they ate, their mummification, their health and beliefs. Visitors will be invited to discover for themselves the mysteries of mummification through objects, interactive exhibits and other digital media.

 

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    Dosh: The Language Of Money: TalkDosh: The Language Of Money: TalkCurator Ben Alsop discusses different currencies.5th August 2015Wednesday 5th August 2015 Where:
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    Bonaparte And The British: Prints And Propaganda In The Age Of NapoleonBonaparte And The British: Prints And Propaganda In The Age Of NapoleonThis exhibition will focus on the printed propaganda that either reviled or glorified Napoleon Bonaparte, on both sides of the English Channel. It explores how his formidable career coincided with the peak of political satire as an art form.5th August 2015Sunday 16th August 2015 Where:
    British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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    Bonaparte And The British: Prints And Propaganda In The Age Of Napoleon

    Free Event Ongoing
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    Little Feet: Go On Holiday (Under 5s)Little Feet: Go On Holiday (Under 5s)Enjoy stories, rhymes and creative play.6th August 2015Thursday 6th August 2015 Where:
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    Scientist Caroline Cartwright discusses the artefacts.

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    The Iconic Sudanese Lyre In African Art History: TalkThe Iconic Sudanese Lyre In African Art History: TalkSpeaker Elsbeth Court discusses the instrument.7th August 2015Friday 7th August 2015 Where:
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    The Iconic Sudanese Lyre In African Art History: Talk

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    The Way Of TeaThe Way Of TeaTea-making demonstrations accompanied by a brief talk on the history of tea drinking and gathering in Japan.7th August 2015Friday 7th August 2015 Where:
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    The Way Of Tea

    Free Event On Soon
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    Lions And Sphinxes In Ancient Egypt: TalkLions And Sphinxes In Ancient Egypt: TalkIndependent speaker George Hart discusses the creatures' symbolism.8th August 2015Saturday 8th August 2015 Where:
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    Lions And Sphinxes In Ancient Egypt: Talk

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    Independent speaker George Hart discusses the creatures' symbolism.

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    Virtual Reality WeekendVirtual Reality WeekendExperience virtual historical landscapes.8th August 2015Sunday 9th August 2015 Where:
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    Virtual Reality Weekend

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    Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb ScreeningNight At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb ScreeningEnjoy an exclusive screening of the film featuring Ben Stiller.10th August 2015Monday 17th August 2015 Where:
    British Museum,   Great Russell Street      WC1B 3DG
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    Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Screening

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    Gods Of The Greeks: TalkGods Of The Greeks: TalkIndependent speaker Carolyn Perry gives discusses the civilisation's deities.11th August 2015Tuesday 11th August 2015 Where:
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