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Lost in Time and Space: Unrolling Egypt's Ancient Dead

  1. Date:
    08 May 2018
    Venue:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Location:
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    Time:
    14:00 - 15:00
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
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    Event description:
    ​The souvenir of wealthy travellers, mummified cadavers of ancient Egyptians were not confined merely to museums but became a popular feature of salons and lecture theatres throughout London during the mid-nineteenth century. This lecture places the practice within its social, cultural and historical contexts, as a fascinating example of forgotten London.
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Time:
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Location:
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Cost:
Free. During normal opening hours

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