Ancient Lives: New Discoveries

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Ancient Lives: New DiscoveriesScientific analysis of mummies by the British Museum using procedures such as X-ray and CT scanning has revealed a wealth of information about how individuals lived and died in Ancient Egypt and Sudan. This exhibition will explore stories in the lives of eight mummies, all from a period of 4000 years between 3500BC and 500AD. From a priest to a temple singer to a child, get up close and personal with these individuals by understanding the food they ate, their mummification, their health and beliefs. Visitors will be invited to discover for themselves the mysteries of mummification through objects, interactive exhibits and other digital media.

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Ancient Lives: New Discoveries† Mummy undergoing CT scan at Royal Brompton Hospital (c)Trustees of the British Museum †

Ancient Lives: New Discoveries - Mummy undergoing CT scan at Royal Brompton Hospital (c)Trustees of the British Museum

Ancient Lives: New Discoveries Mummy undergoing CT scan at Royal Brompton Hospital (c)Trustees of the British Museum†

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Grange White Hall Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £60† 30% off
2-5 Montague Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
The Grange White Hall Hotel is uniquely located in a quieter part of London's busy West End area, overlooking the world famous British Museum. With its ... More
Grange Blooms Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 24% off
7 Montague Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
An impressive looking 18th century townhouse, the Grange Blooms Hotel is located in the heart of London's trendy Bloomsbury area, adjacent to the British Museum. Just ... More
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £45† 40% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Conforming to the Radisson Blu Edwardian brand of mixing designer décor with designer locations, the Kenilworth has everything you'd expect from this established chain. 50 metres ... More
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 11 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 12 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
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English National Opera: The Queen of Spades
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 6th June to 2nd July 2015 - 7pm-9.45pm
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 12 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Edward Gardner conducts his final production as music director of the ENO, bowing out with Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades before taking up the music directorship ...More
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Near Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ... More
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 4 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
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The best shops and markets near Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
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The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
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Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Based in Bloomsbury, beside the British Museum, it's not surprising R. A. Gekoski Booksellers has a particular interest in the Bloomsbury Group. Established in 1982, it's ... More
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The Great Court Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
The British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
International cuisine ... More
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Court Cafe at the British Museum
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
The Great Court at the British Museum is a fabulous place to drain a mug of coffee while admiring the renovations of architect Sir Norman Foster.... More
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Court Restaurant
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
... More
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 5 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
... More
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, WC2B | 6 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 3 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | Same location as Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, W1T | 7 minutes from Ancient Lives: New Discoveries
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More

British Museum events

Arduino WorkshopArduino WorkshopUse an Arduino toolkit to create interactive models.1st March 2015Sunday 1st March 2015 Where:
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Maya Writing At Copan: The Fate Of 18-Rabbit: TalkMaya Writing At Copan: The Fate Of 18-Rabbit: TalkAn informative gallery talk.3rd March 2015Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Where:
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The Sculptures Of The Parthenon: TalkThe Sculptures Of The Parthenon: TalkAn informative talk.4th March 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
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Convergences: Native American Arts And Their Influences: TalkConvergences: Native American Arts And Their Influences: TalkAn informative talk.5th March 2015Thursday 5th March 2015 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
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May We Live To Meet Again: Personal Messages On Money: TalkMay We Live To Meet Again: Personal Messages On Money: TalkAn informative talk.6th March 2015Friday 6th March 2015 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
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Song And Satire: An Evening's Balladry For Bonaparte And The BritishSong And Satire: An Evening's Balladry For Bonaparte And The BritishEnjoy and join in with an eclectic selection of songs and music theatre from the time of the Napoleonic Wars.6th March 2015Friday 6th March 2015 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Song And Satire: An Evening's Balladry For Bonaparte And The British
Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek ArtDefining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek ArtTaking place in the Sainsbury's Exhibition Gallery, the British Museum's big spring blockbuster is Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art. The exhibition examines how Greek art represented the human body and features world-famous sculptures alongside amazing frescoes and pottery. A highlight will be the Belvedere Torso which, once named 'th6th March 2015Monday 22nd June 2015 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
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event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Ancient & Classical
DATES6th March to 22nd June 2015
VENUEBritish Museum†
Taking place in the Sainsbury's Exhibition Gallery, the British Museum's big spring blockbuster is Defining Beauty: The Body In Ancient Greek Art. The exhibition examines how Greek art represented the human body and features world-famous sculptures alongside amazing frescoes and pottery. A highlight will be the Belvedere Torso which, once named 'th...†More about this event
The Salt Of The Earth + Q&AThe Salt Of The Earth + Q&A18th March 2015Thursday 19th March 2015 Where:
British Museum, † Great Russell Street† † † WC1B 3DG
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