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Friday, February 08, 2013

Mummies of the World Invade Utah's Leonardo

The Leonardo, Salt Lake City's unique interactive science, technology and art museum, has a fascinating exhibit opening next week. Called Mummies of the World, it will display the world's largest collection of mummies to be found in any one place, and provide all kinds of information about them. The exhibit runs from Feb 16 through May 27.

The Leonardo provided this exhibit overview:

The New York Times calls it “Magical and Mythical." Experience real mummies from Asia, Oceania, South America, Europe and ancient Egypt.

Real Mummies
Real Science
Real People

Enter the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science, engaging interactives and multi-media exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations.

This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from Asia, Oceania, South America, Europe, as well as Ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 6,500 years.

The museum website has a great video describing the exhibit.

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