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Katherine Shonfield

The feeling of relief that one is not of an age to see out the next century is an unspoken, but effective, palliative to pre-millennial tension. However, just one piece of news has sparked off the pangs of envy that used to be so common among the middle-aged three decades ago. If you are between eight and fifteen you can now sleep (as in spend the night) with the sarcophagi in the British Museum's Egyptian rooms.

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