Wednesday, 28 May 2014

B is for British Museum





I absolutely love the British Museum , if I could have been an archaeologist or Egyptologist  then I would have been in heaven.

I came to see the #8mummies which sees the unwrapping of #8mummies but not the unwrapping you might think of but by way of  3 D scanning and you see everything in a 3D visualisation.

The exhibition is achieved by showing what is underneath each individual mummy and their life story as or how the British Museum believes it to have been.

Staring into the face of the past, the Egyptians would have very much been at home with the likes of Hello magazine.

Ancient lives really aren't so different from our own in the sense that we project an image of ourselves on occasions the image we wish to perceived from.It was incredibly moving to see the #8mummies laid out before me and to see their stories. The mummies span over 4,000 years from the Predynastic period , the Christian era as well as mummies from sites in Egypt and the Sudan.

These #8mummies were living, breathing people with entwined lives and they call to us now to listen to their stories , the British Museum is highly respectful of the remains. The British Museum goes beyond the mask to show you the lives of the mummies as they people.

Egyptians had bad teeth that was an overwhelming  aspect of the exhibition , I am scared of the dentist but after seeing this I am going to be running as humanly possible to see a dentist.

Ancient lives , new discoveries is at British Museum till the 20th November booking is essential .

20 comments:

  1. I love a bit of Egyptology ;) it's so important to support our national museums :) xx

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  2. Ooo it brings back so much memories! I really should bring the kids to London again for a few days as student tourists, there is so much to see and learn!

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  3. Love it. There are so many to see and it is free entry!

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  4. We are planning a trip there soon - my 12 yr old is desperate to see the famous chessmen!

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  5. LOVE the angle of this shot, looks amazing! xxx

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  6. Sounds like a really interesting museum with lots to learn!

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  7. I am mad keen on history and my husband is especially interested in Egyptology. We'd love to go to this exhibition.

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  8. Wow what an amazing place! I must go when I am older :)

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  9. Oh wow this sounds awesome Claire, not been to the British Museum for a long long time either! LOVE this photo, such a great perspective. Thank you so much for sharing with #alphabetphoto

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  10. I'd love to visit again, been toooo long!

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  11. I love visiting the British Museum, can't wait to see The Vikings.

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  12. Great picture, interesting angle x

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  13. I am with you on this one. I love the British Museum too. Could easily spend hours browsing through their collection.

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  14. This is a great picture! We need to take Joseph to the British museum but it'll be when the twins are bigger x

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  15. Ohh I am so jealous you got to see that how was it? I wish I could get down to the museums more :) x

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  16. not been t this museum but as a family we love t go to them , always interesting x

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  17. What a stunning photograph *adds to the places I want to visit* list

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  18. I love museums and would love to visit this one. Your photos are stunning!
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

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  19. That sounds really interesting. I'd love to visit the British Museum one day.

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  20. The British Museum is fab - I think a dream job of mine would have been an archaeologist or Egyptologist - I find ancient history so fascinating!

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