Fascinating Mummies heading to National Museum of Scotland

The Ankhhor mummy
The Ankhhor mummy
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COMING SOON: ANCIENT Egypt has long fascinated travellers and scholars, not to mention the rest of us.

The beliefs and rituals practised by this legendary civilisation have left a rich legacy which continues to fascinate today.

From February, Fascinating Mummies, the first exhibition in The National Museum of Scotland’s major new exhibitions space, will delve deep into the rituals surrounding death and afterlife in Ancient Egypt.

This unique exhibition will feature treasures, dating back to 4000BC, from the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, world famous for its Egyptology collections.

Pictured is the Ankhhor mummy and its three coffins, which became part of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden collection in 1828.

Fascinating Mummies, National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, February 11-May 27, £9, 0300-123 6789