Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science New Traveling Exhibit - Saturday, February 4, 2017 through Thursday, April 30, 2017
Unearth Ancient Egypt with hands-on experiences and real Egyptian artifacts
Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, an interactive quest for knowledge that reveals how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt, opens Saturday, February 4, 2017 through April 30, 2017 at Museum of Discovery and Science.
The exhibit features a real human mummy and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype displaying the mummy in a stage of “unwrapping" plus scans and forensic facial reconstructions of mummies. Through hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts and guidance from real archeologists, visitors will unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its culture and its people.
Lost Egypt blends interactive exhibits, unique photography and real Egyptian artifacts across four content areas: Orientation Entrance, a modern Egyptian street scene transports visitors to Egypt where they learn about some of the archeologists working in Egypt today.
Field Site, where visitors explore the tools, techniques, science and technologies used at the Lost City of the Pyramid Builders on the Giza Plateau. In Ancient Egyptian Culture visitors see a human mummy, funerary artifacts and exhibits about the art and language of ancient Egypt. In the Laboratory, visitors discover animal mummies, X-rays and CT scans of human and animal mummies, facial reconstructions and rapid prototypes of ancient Egyptians.
Highlights of the exhibit include a real human mummy and animal mummies, an interactive field site area, a colorful replica of a life-size kneeling camel that visitors can climb into the saddle for a photo, and authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. Visitors can learn and connect with some of the worlds’ foremost authorities on Egypt through video interviews and photographs from the field. The advisory committee and content experts for the exhibit include renowned Egyptologist Dr. Salima Ikram, who became the first archaeologist to use a combination of satellite imaging analysis and surface surveys to locate new archaeological sites in Egypt.
Museum President/CEO Kim Cavendish stated, “Visitors will be truly immersed in the culture, the history, the people and the mystique that surrounds Ancient Egypt. This unique and interactive exhibit presents real human and animal mummies, genuine artifacts and numerous challenges which allow our guests to experience the world of Ancient Egypt in ways they never imagined.”