This stunning exhibition at our own Virginia Museum of Fine Arts takes visitors on a journey all the way back to 800 BC to explore Nesperennub's world through objects found in his tomb--and inside his mummy. The experience begins with a 3-D film that uses the most advanced scanning technology to "virtually unwrap" the mummy of Nesperennub. This fascinating process provides insight into life expectancy, health, disease, and funerary beliefs in ancient Egypt, as well as the complex procedures of mummification. John Taylor, assistant keeper in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum and curator for Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb, states that Nesperennub's mummy was selected for this project because it was completely untouched and Egyptologists knew that his tomb had never been opened.
Mummies have fascinated humans for centuries. "It's the mystique," Taylor says. "You are confronting someone from the distant past, a recognizable human being, not just bones." This special exhibit will run from November 19, 2011 to March 2, 2012. Maury Place at Monument is just a short walk from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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