"Mummies in Bruges, Secrets of Ancient Egypt is a fascinating temporary exhibition about the remarkable rituals of the ancient Egyptians about death and afterlife. The exhibition contains more than 250 archaeological items and 9 human and animal mummies which are more than 2000 years old!
Details about this tour
3 halls, 3 themes
The exhibition is presented in 3 halls, each dedicated to a different theme.
Life in Ancient Egypt
In Hall 1 you will travel 5000 years back in time to the life of the ancient Egyptians. Timelines and maps are used to give you an idea of how this culture came into being. The focus is on life along the Nile, the hieroglyphic script and the enigmatic Egyptian pharaohs. Magnificent archaeological objects, including statues, stelae with hieroglyphs and burial gifts tell the story of Ancient Egypt and its remarkable customs.
In Hall 2 you will be immersed in the secrets of mummification and burial. Discover the centuries old process of mummification seen through the eyes of modern technology. The mummies were scanned recently and virtually unravelled layer by layer. This process is explained with pictorial material and videos on various screens. Discover also the magnificent objects between each layer and their symbolic meaning. The exhibition shows 9 Egyptian mummies (human and animal) more than 2,000 years old, beautifully painted sarcophagi, and idols.
In Hall 3 you will discover the unshakable belief of the ancient Egyptians in the afterlife. The deceased had to undertake a journey, which was explained in the extensively illustrated books of the dead. Secret rituals and spells were intended to facilitate the journey. Pages from the books of the dead on papyrus, with the language of idols, magical amulets and scarabs are displayed in this hall.
- Entry/Admission - Site Oud Sint-Jan
- Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers