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The horizon of eternity: living and dying in ancient Egypt

Feature Presentation

Limestone stela of Qeh. © Trustees of The British Museum.


The British Museum’s Dr John Taylor, curator of the Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb exhibition, joins us for an in-depth discussion exclusive to Queensland Museum.

Journey with Dr Taylor as he takes us back to ancient Egypt to explore the rich and varied lifestyles of ancient Egyptians by examining objects, texts and monuments. By deciphering reliefs, spells and funerary texts such as the Book of the Dead, the secrets of the ancient Egyptian afterlife are slowly pieced together through this fascinating discussion.
As one of the world’s foremost experts on ancient Egypt, Dr Taylor’s presentation is not to be missed.

Queensland Museum Exclusive Offer

Dr Taylor will be offering book signings of his latest publication Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb at the conclusion of the talk for attendees. Books can be purchased at the event.

About the speaker

Dr John Taylor is a curator at the British Museum specialising in ancient Egyptian funerary archaeology. He is the author of numerous publications, including most recently Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb, Journey through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, Spells for Eternity and Egyptian Mummies.

Video of The horizon of eternity: living and dying in ancient Egypt

Watch a video of this talk by Dr John Taylor. Presented as part of our ongoing series of thought-provoking feature presentations for Our Story Your Story at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. 

Event Details

Dates
21 April 2012, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Location
Theatre, Level 2, Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Cost
Free