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'Egyptian Mummies' at CaixaForum in Palma

The exhibition "Egyptian Mummies. The secret of eternal life" can be visited at CaixaForum in Palma de Mallorca until the upcoming 26th of January. According to the organization, the exhibition "explores the complex rituals related to death and the afterlife in ancient Egypt, which for centuries have intrigued and fascinated erudites and travelers." It presents the treasures of the Rijksmuseum Van Oudheden of Leiden (Netherlands), known worldwide for its collections of Egyptology.

This exhibition, created by the Musée de la Civilisation in Quebec (Canada), in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden of Leiden (The Netherlands) and produced by the Social Work "La Caixa", enhance the knowledge of the visitors on the belief in life after death in ancient Egypt.

The art of mummification evolved with the belief that to diying is to be born again, hence the need to preserve the deceased's body. Today's technology has allowed scientists to learn about the diseases, food habits and living conditions in the Ancient Egypt. Also in this exhibition, curated by Christian Greco, are some computed tomography scans done to the mummies.

"The mummies become essential witnesses of the past and reveal all its secrets."

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