Friday, 1 April 2011

Mummies featured in new Smithsonian exhibition

A three-case exhibition “Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt” opens April 5 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, offering an examination of ancient Egyptian burial practices that will include mummies from Smithsonian collections.

The three cases are a preview of a larger exhibition that will open this fall and spotlight Smithsonian science, showing how museum experts have gleaned important insights into the ancient world.

The April 5 exhibits, “In the Mummy’s Tomb,” “Making a Mummy” and “What’s in a Face,” focus on Egyptian burial rites.

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