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British Museum Presents Coming forth by day

The British Museum will present Coming forth by day. A performance at the museum Friday 3 December, 18.30.

Enjoy a specially commissioned theatrical work by Unclaimed Creatures which explores mortality, loss and the soul’s journey after death. As a young doctorate student prepares a lecture on the Book of the Dead, she struggles to make sense of her mother’s death and a dying love affair. Directed by Anna Brownsted, designed by Rachael A Smith.

Related to the exhibition Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. This exhibition will for the first time explain the content and meaning of the famous and enigmatic Egyptian Book of the Dead – a collection of prayers, hymns, instructions and rituals which provided the dead with the special knowledge they would need to make a safe passage to the afterlife.

Book tickets Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181

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The British Museum was founded in 1753, the first national public museum in the world. From the beginning it granted free admission to all ‘studious and curious persons’. Visitor numbers have grown from around 5,000 a year in the eighteenth century to nearly 6 million today.

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