Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth From Myth

Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

24 January – 26 April 2015

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4)

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Drawing on more than 150 archaeological objects, the exhibition addresses popular misconceptions about ancient Egyptian society.

The display delves into the science behind the mummification process, the existence of Egyptian curses and conspiracies that link the building of the pyramids to extraterrestrial life. Examples of ceramics, jewellery, statues, coffins and animal and human mummies are used to separate fact from fiction. 

Among the highlights are artistic interpretations of famous Pharaohs and a recreation of a tomb chapel and burial chamber. 

Venue information

Opening times

Winter opening times

Tues - Sat, 10am - 4.30pm

Sunday, 11am - 4pm, last admissions 3pm

Closed Mondays

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