First look: Mummy from the British Museum uncrated for new show at the National Museum

A mummy-board from Thebes dating back to the early 2nd Dynasty and the mummy of an adolescent boy, from Hawara, Egypt are unveiled at the National Museum of Singapore on Nov 13, 2015. 
A mummy-board from Thebes dating back to the early 2nd Dynasty and the mummy of an adolescent boy, from Hawara, Egypt are unveiled at the National Museum of Singapore on Nov 13, 2015.  ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
The mummy of an adolescent boy from Hawara, Egypt is unveiled to the media at the National Museum of Singapore on Nov 13, 2015. 
The mummy of an adolescent boy from Hawara, Egypt is unveiled to the media at the National Museum of Singapore on Nov 13, 2015. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A bust of Emperor Hadrian from Tivoli, Italy dating back to about AD125 - 130.
A bust of Emperor Hadrian from Tivoli, Italy dating back to about AD125 - 130. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
(Fom left) Tim Chamberlian, Mark Haswell and Guy Howard-Evans are couriers appointed by the British Museum.
(Fom left) Tim Chamberlian, Mark Haswell and Guy Howard-Evans are couriers appointed by the British Museum. ST PHOTO: DEEPIKA SHETTY
A bust of Emperor Hadrian from Tivoli, Italy, dating back to around AD125-130, is unveiled to the media at the National Museum of Singapore on Nov 13, 2015.
A bust of Emperor Hadrian from Tivoli, Italy, dating back to around AD125-130, is unveiled to the media at the National Museum of Singapore on Nov 13, 2015. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

Handlers carefully uncrating the box which holds the mummy of an adolescent boy. The mummy from Hawara, Egypt dates back to the Roman period, between AD 100 - 120.

It is one of more than 200 artefacts in Treasures Of The World From The British Museum. The blockbuster exhibition opens at the National Museum of Singapore on Dec 5.

The show includes artworks and artefacts that span human history. There are hand axes made from early humans in East Africa, luxury wares from the mediaeval period and contemporary art works.

 

The archaeological treasures come from all over the world, including Mesopotamia and Rome. 

The show has travelled to China and Taiwan previously.