Amiens. Exhibition-Event "The return of the mummy and the coffins".


"Acquired in 1839 by the Société des antiquaires de Picardie and the city of Amiens, this "mummy and its chests" were to be a strong asset for the future museum. Time has passed, but the Amiens mummy remains a must-see. Unfortunately, the weight of years and work have led to the soiling and fragility of this ensemble that absolutely must be restored. From the scientific imaging file (UV, infrared and X-rays) to the restoration itself through chemical analysis, all operations are carried out in the premises of the Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF), in Versailles and validated by a scientific committee. This work is carried out with the greatest respect for the individual, and within a short time frame.

The Mummy and its chests will return to the museum's halls starting Saturday, February 11, 2023″

Press Release.