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British museum unwraps the story of eight mummies, revealing how new scientific analysis has transformed our understanding of Ancient Egypt

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - May 14th, 2014 - Commencing on 22nd May, Ancient Lives: New Discoveries at the British Museum will tell the fascinating story of eight mummies dating from between 3500 BC and 500 AD. The exhibition promises to reveal unique insights into the lives of the individuals and their mummification by drawing on cutting edge scientific analysis derived from processes like X-ray and CT scanning.

Visitors will be given a remarkable opportunity to get up-close and personal with the mummified subjects of the exhibition, whose stories are told in revelatory detail. From a priest to a child to a temple singer, the show unravels the truth behind these mummies with fascinating insights into their lives and the culture that surrounded them.

The show will present fascinating discoveries with an innovative combination of media, including interactive exhibits, digital media and ancient objects, leading viewers on a unique journey beyond the mummified bodies of its subjects in order to understand more fully what their lives where really like.

The British Museum is one of London’s real must-see visitor attractions and Ancient Lives looks set to be another popular summer-long exhibition. Tickets are £10 for adults and £8 for concessions while under-16s get in absolutely free.

Visitors looking for a hotel in close proximity to the British Museum can find a selection of great hotels in London at, many of which are available at discounted prices.  The Grange White Hall Hotel London is a mere 2 minute stroll from the museum and currently offers rooms from just £69, a 24% discount.

The Grange Blooms Hotel London is another handily located hotel right in the heart of Bloomsbury. With 25% off rooms start at just £79.

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