Secrets of the Afterlife

Temporary Exhibition | Updated 4 years ago

Golden cartonnage mummy-mask and exhibition logo
Exhibition banner featuring Cartonnage mummy-mask, 1st century BCE - 1st century CE, Egypt
© The Trustees of the British Museum

Journey into an ancient Egyptian world of magic, mummies and mystery in a unique exhibition from the British Museum. Discover the spells, rituals and obstacles on the quest to the perfect afterlife.

Secrets of the Afterlife features over 100 objects, from tiny amulets to intricate coffins carrying carved or painted texts and spells for the dead, as well as jewellery, models and sculpture which reflect the quest for eternal life, as well as the rituals and obstacles that might be faced in pursuit of the perfect afterlife.