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The Mummy exhibition intrigues

23/08/2012
On 25 May, 65 students of Years 10, 11 and 12 Ancient History and six teachers ventured to Brisbane City in the late afternoon for the ‘Mummy – Secrets of the Tomb’ exhibition at the Queensland Museum.
 
The extraordinary exhibition featured the story of Nesperennub, an Egyptian priest whose mummy has remained untouched for almost 3000 years.  At the exhibition, the students first experienced a fantastic 3D film using the latest scientific and medical technologies to examine the mummy.   From the British Museum, the exhibition itself then showed human mummies, coffins and funerary objects to feature life and death in Ancient Egypt.  It was an amazing first-hand viewing of precious Egyptian artefacts.
 
The students agreed it was a wonderful exhibition and well worth an after-school excursion.  They were a keen and excited bunch of Ancient History students on the night and many left with souvenirs of the Exhibition.
 
Many thanks must go to Mrs Burton, Mrs Creffield, Dr Davies, Ms Hurrey and Mrs Lepper, for their help and supervision on the night.
 
Ms C Harman - Ancient History Coordinator