Connecticut Science Center, Exhibits
June 21 - July 3
Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science and engaging multimedia exhibits, this exhibition reveals how the scientific studies of mummies provide a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations.
Mummies of the World: The Exhibition, is the largest collection of real mummies and artifacts ever assembled. This stunning exhibition features 40 real human and animal mummies and 85 rare artifacts from across the globe, providing a window into the lives of people from every region of the world and offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies from South America, Europe, and ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 4,500 years.
- The Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis.
- The Baron Von Holz, a German nobleman, was found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th-century castle wearing his best leather boots.
- The Burns Collection, is a group of medical mummies used to teach anatomy in the early 19th century.
- An Egyptian priest named Nes-Hor, who we have determined, had arthritis and a broken left hip.
- Egyptian animal mummies, including a cat, falcon, snow rabbit, lizard, weasel, and fish, some of which were deliberately preserved to accompany royals in the afterlife.
- MUMAB, the first replication of Egyptian mummification done on a body in 2,800 years.
- And much more.