Secrets of the Afterlife: Magic, Mummies and Immortality

20 May 2013 |  Western Australian Museum

I’ve always loved museums and I’ve always wanted to be an Egyptologist! So this exhibit was a treat for me. Most interesting pieces were the Shabtis- little figurines, supposed servants for the afterlife, which can be activated by a spell written on the person’s tomb (for even in the Field of Reeds there is work to be done!). What is more fascinating is that the tools that the servants would need in the afterlife tasks (plowing, harvesting crops,etc) also come with the Shabtis in miniature proportions. Reminded me of Polly Pocket!

“Secrets of the Afterlife: Magic, Mummies and Immortality in Ancient Egypt”

Exhibition dates: 17 May 2013 – 22 September 2013

Don’t miss it, book your tickets now! (costs $20 per person, totally worth it!)


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