Take a private tour of the British Museum guided by an archaeologist, getting up close and personal with the stories behind the morbid and bloody aspects of ancient human civilisation. Iron Age bog bodies, the Aztec god of the dead, Anglo Saxon ship burials, Sumerian death pits, and the little-known Victorian craze of cannibalising ancient Egyptian mummies are just some of the topics that you’ll take in, with plenty of time to ask questions and take photos to share your newfound knowledge with friends and family. This tour runs the gamut of funerary rituals, human sacrifice, afterlife beliefs, and even how an ancient skull helped solve a modern murder case! Designed for anyone interested in the darker side of our human story, while sections of the tour may be grisly, all aspects are delivered with both respect and a true passion for what we can all learn and appreciate about our ancestor’s attitudes towards death and dying.
I'm a qualified archaeologist currently undertaking a masters degree in artefact studies. I previously worked at the British Museum as a gallery assistant, and now as part of their events staff, and love to talk about the more weird and wonderful collections the museum has. Having had the honour to be taught by world experts on funerary archaeology, my research interests focus on death and burial customs throughout the ancient world. My instagram account, Dawn of Antiquity, is where I talk about artefacts on display at the British Museum and other museums that I have visited.
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I shall walk you through The British Museum. We shall meet up on the 3rd floor in gallery 36 by the cafe. Gallery 36 is nearest to the main entrance at the front of the museum, also known as the south entrance. Please note this tour has been to designed to only include galleries with available step-free access.
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Tüm deneyimler, satın alımdan sonraki 24 saat içinde iptal edilebilir ve ücretlerinin tamamı iade edilir.
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If you would like to attend a tour but the time/dates are unsuitable for you, or if you require any assistance please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Death and Burial at the British Museum