Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth
10th March 2012 – 10th June 2012
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location : Tullie House Art Gallery, Carlisle
Is there a mummy’s curse?
Were the Egyptians obsessed with death?
Did aliens build the pyramids?
Such questions are addressed in Secret Egypt, a major exhibition which examines popular modern ideas about the ancient Egyptians and uses objects to suggest that the truth might be otherwise.
The exhibition features around 200 artefacts on loan from major Egyptology collections throughout the UK including Manchester Museum, the Ashmolean and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Moving through six themes, it begins by asking what is real and what is fake via an examination of funerary objects that helped Ancient Egyptians into the sacred world of death before debunking some of the more spurious myths that have grown up around them.
Secret Egypt is a touring exhibition developed by the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.
Find out more here.