Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt exhibition lets you hang out and interact with mummies
Have you ever watched any of the Mummy Movies? You know, the latest franchise starring Tom Cruise, or Brendan Fraser in the original in which he hunted down a scary, murderous mummy?
Okay, so mummies at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Eternal Life – Exploring Ancient Egypt exhibition, brought to Hong Kong by the Science Museum and British Museum, features six mummies and around 200 objects. Here's your chance to discover how the ancient Egyptians were buried!
Oh, and by the way, this is not your typical Egypt exhibition, where you only look at statues and mummies. Both museums have taken this exhibition a step further, using the latest scanning technologies, 3D projection mapping and virtual reality to provide you with a full experience. Read more about that here.
Thanks to their technology, you can now determine previously unknown details, such as the age, gender, diet, mummification processes and religious practices.
The exhibition opens today and will be at the Science Museum until October 18, and is available every day apart from Thursday. (Monday to Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 7pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am - 9pm)
Standard tickets are HK$30 and full-time students have a great price throughout the week at HK$5. If you aren’t a student anymore, don’t worry because you might want to head on Wednesday: standard tickets are HK$10!