Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Secrets of Ancient Egypt Revealed through Modern Science in Exhibit

Baylor University

A 16-year-old Egyptian girl who lived 2,300 years ago could not have imagined today's CT Scans. But because of the impact such technology has had on archeology, much has been learned about the mummified mystery teen -- all without ever unwrapping her.

That mummy -- dubbed "Annie" by those who study her -- and her sarcophagus will be part of a new interactive exhibition that opens at Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex this weekend. The traveling exhibition -- LOST EGYPT: ANCIENT SECRETS, MODERN SCIENCE -- explores how the lives and culture of ancient Egyptians are being uncovered in new ways, thanks to modern science and technology.

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