Thursday, February 18, 2010

Exhibition: Mummies of the World

PR Newswire

American Exhibitions, Inc. announced today that the City of Los Angeles has been chosen for the world-debut of Mummies of the World, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled. Unlike any exhibition in history, Mummies of the World presents a never-before-seen collection of both accidental and intentionally preserved mummies, presented with reverence and dignity -- and for the first time allowing one to scientifically and historically delve into the past lives and rich history of the world's cultures, as it is presented at the California Science Center. This groundbreaking exhibit that opens July 1 will feature more than 150 objects and artifacts from the four corners of the globe.

With its debut in Los Angeles - the entertainment capital of the world, where movie screen mummies are depicted as sometimes vengeful, this never-before-seen exhibition will dispel any preconceived notions about mummies. The exhibit will reveal how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient peoples from every region of the world. In addition to its sheer scale and scope, a unique feature of this exhibition is its attention to state-of-the-art mummy studies.

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