Friday, February 17, 2012

Exhibition: Opening the Vaults

My Fox Chicago

Exciting new discoveries at the Field Museum are unlocking some mummy mysteries.

Last summer, the museum staff wheeled out their mummies into a special mobile X-ray scanner in the parking lot. The scanner revealed some never-before-known details about the mummies and what's really inside those wraps.

Some of the mummies have been at the Field Museum for over 50 years, but never have they revealed so much.

The scans and mummies are now on display, and for the first time ever, the Field Museum can get into the minutia of the mummies.

Some of the mummies come from ancient Egypt and others from Peru. There are men and women, girls and boys, and all of them have a story to tell.

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