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Mummies After Dark @ Queensland Museum

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Fancy a drink with a mummy?
I remember very fondly those old, musty museums of my childhood: those Aladdin's caves with glass-topped cabinets and pinned and captioned specimens, where new and unfamiliar treasures could be found in every nook and cranny. But 21st-century museums have their own charm. Their high tech wizardry and hands-on experiences allow in-depth insights into the subjects of their exhibitions. Queensland Museum's Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibition is no exception and if you want a different perspective of this popular exhibition, tickets are now on sale for not one, but two, Mummies After Dark events on Friday 20 July, and a special National Science Week event on Friday 17 August. Trust me, these are a lot of fun and you don't want to miss out.

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Model of a funerary boat, wood, found in Egypt. Trustees of the British Museum (2018). All rights reserved. Image from Qld Museum website.

Previous Mummies After Dark events have been sold-out successes, and it's not hard to see why. At these strictly 18 and over events you can buy a drink while you explore the museum outside its regular hours, and with no huge crowds or kids. Your ticket will get you entry to the entire museum including Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives. You'll also get to enjoy live music and entertainment along with science demonstrations and displays.

At this event, there is also the added bonus of an expert talk about brewing. If you're wondering what connection there is between brewing and mummies, it may surprise you to learn that brewing is the oldest biotechnological process known to man and that it was practised by the Ancient Egyptians. Hear all about it with the talk, Brew like an Egyptian: Ancient Egyptian Beer Making by Dr Serena Love.

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Bracelets of Nimlot, gold and lapis lazuli, circa 940 BC, excavated in Sa el-Hagar, Nile Delta, Lower Egypt. Trustees of the British Museum (2018). All rights reserved. Image from Qld Museum website.


Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives has been a hugely popular exhibition for Queensland Museum and will be running until 26 August 2018. It's a collaboration between The British Museum and Queensland Museum, featuring six mummies from the British Museum's Egyptian Collection. It's a fascinating look at the lives and times of Egypt between 3,000 and 1,800 years ago.

The mummies you will meet are:

Nestawedjat Lady of the House, (circa 700 BC);
Tamut Chantress of Amun (circa 900 BC);
Irthorru Priest at Akhmim (circa 600 BC);
Priestess (a Singer of the Interior of Amun) (circa 900 BC);
Young Child (circa 40-60 AD);
Young Man (circa 100-200 AD).

On display along with the mummies are more than 200 separate artefacts, including funerary objects, coffins, ancient texts and masks. You will also be able to see visualisations of the mummies based on the latest CT scanning technology.

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Image from Qld Museum website


**Mummies After Dark is for over 18s only and ID will be requested on entry and to purchase alcohol**.

**The exhibition contains human remains and visitors are asked to be respectful. You will not be allowed to take photos of the mummies, but photography of artefacts is permitted**.

When: Friday 20 July and Friday 17 August from 5.30pm to 9pm.
Cost: Adult - $24; MyMuseum Member - $21 (includes booking fee)
Tickets: Available online here.

These are the last two Mummies After Dark events because the exhibition is scheduled to close on Sunday 26 August. Check the website for updates.

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Why? Have a drink with a mummy
When: Friday 20 July and Friday 17 August from 5.30pm to 9pm
Where: Queensland Museum
Cost: Adult (18 only): $24 MyMuseum Member: $21
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