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Hoops Cleared and Hopes Fulfilled For Mumbai Mummy Display

Posted: Dec. 6th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
India Times

It wasn't an easy fight, but the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya managed to fulfill the burgeoning laundry list of special requirements to host the British Museum's precious 4,000 year old Egyptian mummy display in Mumbai. Drawing in over 6,000 visitors a day, the exhibit has caught the attention of many a curious passerby and re-sparked interest in the fascinating but familiar Egyptian burial practice.

Ten days after it was thrown open to the public, the exhibition featuring five Egyptian mummies and a host of other historical artefacts brought down from the British Museum has been generating quite a buzz, drawing over 6,000 visitors a day.

Which is nice, considering the effort that went into carting 110 objects -- some over 4,000 years old --from Great Russell Street in London to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) in Fort. Not to mention that it took Rs 3 crore to put the exhibition together.


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