Black and white image of the mummy's tomb at the Exhibition Building. Melbourne businessman John Speechly Gotch presented two Egyptian mummies to the Exhibition Trustees in about 1890. They were displayed at the Museum in the Exhibition Buildings in a specially prepared 'tomb' by theatrical and scenic artist John Hennings. The display was opened on Friday 20 January 1893 in the presence of a number of scientific gentlemen invited by the Exhibition trustees. One of the mummies was unwrapped by Dr. Neild before being placed in the tomb. The mummies remained part of the exhibits on display at the museum for 40 years.

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Mummy's Tomb at the Exhibition Building seen through a patterned archway.

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Black and white image.

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