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Tickets for Brand New Exhibition 'Body Worlds & The Mirror of Time' on Sale 18 July

Friday, July 18, 2008 General News J E 4
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Tickets to the next blockbuster exhibition to premiere at The O2, BodyWorlds & The Mirror of Time from physician, scientist and anatomist Dr.Gunther von Hagens, go on sale today.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080718/313865-a )

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080718/313865-b )

In partnership with the producers of the sensation Tutankhamun and theGolden Age of the Pharaohs, AEG and Arts and Exhibitions International (AEI),this all-new Body Worlds exhibition will make its world premiere at The O2bubble on 24 October, 2008.

Body Worlds & The Mirror of Time is the latest instalment of thegroundbreaking anatomical exhibitions by trailblazing scientist Dr. Gunthervon Hagens, and will feature a special presentation on the human life cycleand ageing. The Mirror of Time shows the body living through time - at itsmost radiant, as it changes, grows, matures, peaks and finally wanes.

The exhibition shows the complexity, resilience, and vulnerability of thehuman body through anatomical studies of the body in distress, disease andoptimal health. The brand new exhibit also includes human and animalspecimens to be seen in London for the first time, including a full-sizedgiraffe. The plastinates show the form, beauty, function, and potential ofthe human and animal body.

"I invented plastination when I was 32 years old - half a life ago - sothat I could teach people about the human body and awaken them to its fullpotential. Now that I am in my 60s, it seemed a natural progression to use myscience and to present, in Body Worlds, the secrets of vitality, longevityand well-being throughout our lives," said Dr. von Hagens

Body Worlds is the only anatomical exhibition with an established bodydonation programme through which individuals grant informed consent thattheir bodies can be used in this way.

Body Worlds & The Mirror of Time will include more than 200 plastinates -specimens preserved through Plastination, the remarkable scientific processinvented and perfected by Dr. von Hagens.

James Bidwell, chief executive of Visit London comments, "It's wonderfulthat London is attracting such high profile and seminal exhibitions. The BodyWorlds series has always been popular with the public, and anyone visiting itwill be truly fascinated by what they will see and learn. Gunther von Hagens'newest exhibition is sure to become one of London's must-see attractions."

For more information and to book tickets visithttp://www.visitlondon.com/bodyworlds.

Schools and groups discounts available

Tickets are timed and dated and admission is 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily. Dueto high ticket demand, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Tobook tickets and for more information, visithttp://www.visitlondon.com/bodyworlds or call +44(0)844-844-0003. Ticketsalso can be purchased at The O2 box office.

About Body Worlds:

Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds are the only public anatomicalexhibitions that stem from an established body donation program and usedonated bodies. Body Worlds exhibitions have opened to critical acclaim in 47cities worldwide, and have been seen by more than 25 million people.

http://www.bodyworlds.co.ukLONDON, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- - Exhibition Opens at The O2 This Autumn - With Photo

SOURCE BODY WORLDS
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