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PRESS PREVIEW EGYPT EXHIBITION, THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY AT 10 AM

February 4, 2014

PRESS INVITATION, THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY AT 10 AM Come on a journey to ancient Egypt and meet the people who lived alongside the Nile! On 22 February, Medelhavsmuseet - the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities will be opening its major permanent exhibition, offering a tour through 7,000 years of Egyptian history. The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see many previously unseen artefacts, find out about research findings and use the very latest 3D technology to study the museum’s mummies. Welcome to our press preview! Time: 20 February at 10 am Location: Medelhavsmuseet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm Sofia HÄggman, Director Medelhavsmuseet and Thomas Rydell , Studio Director at Interactive Institute Swedish ICT, will be participating in the event. Register: No later than 17 February, by contacting: tina.sjogren@varldskulturmuseerna.se , tel. +44 (0)10 456 11 38, or andreas.lundell@varldskulturmuseerna.se , tel. +44 (0)703 16 72 34 In the new exhibition, stories, films and digital technology will guide you through history and down into the burial chamber, where you can investigate one of the museum’s mummies for yourself in closer detail using a digital touchscreen table. Thanks to one of the most advanced visualisation projects ever carried out using mummies, everything can now be studied in detail – from the outer coffins down to the amulets hidden beneath the shrouds. “Our new exhibition focuses on the human aspect, while also offering new perspectives on Egypt,” explains Sofia HÄggman, Director of the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities . “New technology enables us to describe the health and fate of individuals, as well as ancient Egyptians’ beliefs about the afterlife.” Swedish and international experts have contributed their latest findings about mummies and coffins. The exhibition highlights change and continuity throughout Egypt’s long history, from the earliest inhabitants of the Nile Valley , through the long pharaonic period, and onwards to the Middle Ages when Cairo was the most important centre for trading and craftsmanship in the Mediterranean. Fort more information: tina.sjogren@varldskulturmuseerna.se , tel. +44 (0)10 456 11 38, or andreas.lundell@varldskulturmuseerna.se , tel. +44 (0)703 16 72 34 Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm Sweden . www.medelhavsmuseet.se This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com http://news.cision.com/medelhavsmuseet/r/press-preview-egypt-exhibition--thursday-20-february-at-10-am,c9531208 The following files are available for download: http://mb.cision.com/Main/6019/9531208/206554.pdf Press invitation Egypt http://mb.cision.com/Public/6019/9531208/a5ca634c157a4fbd.pdf Fact sheet Egypt http://news.cision.com/medelhavsmuseet/i/the-mummy-explorer,c1432423 The mummy explorer http://news.cision.com/medelhavsmuseet/i/3d-view-of-the-mummy-neswaiu-,c1432424 3D view of the mummy Neswaiu. http://news.cision.com/medelhavsmuseet/i/3d-view-of-a-mummy--revealing-the-amulets-,c1432425 3D view of a mummy, revealing the amulets. http://news.cision.com/medelhavsmuseet/i/the-mummiy-coffin-coffins-of-the-man-hapimen,c1432426 The mummiy coffin coffins of the man Hapimen http://news.cision.com/medelhavsmuseet/i/face-to-face-with-the-egyptians-,c1432427 Face to face with the egyptians. http://news.cision.com/medelhavsmuseet/i/an-audio-guide-for-the-whole-family,c1432428 AN AUDIO GUIDE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY


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