Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from The British Museum brings 3,000 years of ancient history to the Royal BC Museum. The one hundred and forty-four precious objects on display include stone sculpture, examples of painted tombs, papyri, jewellery, cosmetics and funerary objects, as well as portraits and personal items from such famous pharaohs as the heretic Akhenaten, the prodigious builder Amenhotep III, the young Tutankhamen and Ramses the Great.
With their intense fascination with the concept of afterlife, the Egyptian pharaohs created extensive cultural preparations for death. Visitors will see a specially-designed Mummy chamber that showcases real mummies and explains the mummification procedures and types of adornments that early Egyptians believed would prepare them for the afterlife. They can experience first-hand the ancient Egyptian fascination with personal adornment, fashion and food. Exclusive to the Royal BC Museum is the recreation of an ancient Egyptian marketplace. Find more information about the show at