Fascinating Mummies

Ancient Egyptian mummies and the treasures found in their tombs are travelling from Leiden's National Museum of Antiquities to the new exhibition spaces in the National Museum of Scotland.

As well as exploring the complex rituals surrounding death and the afterlife, the show reveals how archaeologists and scientists probe the secrets of mummies using ingenious techniques such as X-rays, scanning and facial reconstruction to bring us face to face with the past.

Venue details

National Museum of Scotland Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1JF 0300 123 6789 www.nms.ac.uk

Entry details

Free entry with National Art Pass (standard entry charge is £9)

 Open daily from 10am until 5pm

 Book via the National Museum of Scotland website or call +44 (0) 300 123 6789

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