Egyptian Mummies and their Secrets

“Hail to you, my father Osiris! …you shall not have worms, you shall not be distended, you shall not stink, you shall not become putrid… “

Spell 154, Book of the Dead, c. 1450 BC

Can you see how excited I am?

During my last trip to Sydney, I went to the Powerhouse Museum to see the exhibition, “Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives”.

Prior to this, I had only been to one exhibition about ancient Egypt back in my high school days. I remember it being incredible, but I think back then I didn’t appreciate it as much as I would now. Also, I remember we had to rush to take notes and answer questions, so I think it partially robbed us of the pleasure of simply enjoying and experiencing it to the fullest. So, this time around, I took my time to really appreciate the entire exhibition.

I have always been fascinated with ancient history, particularly ancient Egypt. Traveling to Egypt, to see the pyramids, the Sphinx, the many temples, and of course, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, is at the top of my bucket list.

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