Skeletons that tell stories

'The Antonine Wall: Rome's Final Frontier' exhibition at The Hunterian (c) The Hunterian, University of Glasgow 2011.
'The Antonine Wall: Rome's Final Frontier' exhibition at The Hunterian (c) The Hunterian, University of Glasgow 2011.

The Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow will be the first stop on a UK-wide tour of ‘Skeletons: Our Buried Bones’ exhibition.

The event is a collaboration between Wellcome Collection and the Museum of London and opens next month.

It unearths the stories behind skeletons from the Museum of London’s 20,000-strong collection and from burial grounds across Scotland.

On display together for the first time at The Hunterian, the eight skeletons reveal rich and eventful life stories, with individuals coming from diverse locations, backgrounds and periods of time, from the plague pits of urban London to the beaches of South Uist.

Using the latest scientific methods, careful analysis by experts has provided insights into the health and history of each individual, bringing to life stories that have long been hidden beneath the ground.

For more details go to the following link: http://www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/about/news/pressreleases/headline_473824_en.html