Sunday, June 10, 2012

Exhibition: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, Boston

MetroWest Daily News (Chris Bergeron)

Even sleeping, “Annie” is just one of many mysteries in the recently opened show subtitled “Ancient Secrets, Modern Science.” It will be on view through Sept. 3.

Visitors will get to feel what it was like to drag by rope 60-pound versions of the brick blocks used to build the pyramids. They’ll get to experience what it was like for archaeologists to enter the darkened tombs of ancient pharaohs.

And they’ll get to puzzle over a life-sized replica of the famed Rosetta Stone that provided the key to deciphering the hieroglyphs that held the secrets of Egypt’s ancient religious culture.

The exhibit was created and produced by COSI, the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio, and built by the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Archaeologist John Nolan, who has been working in Egypt since 1988 including several years at the site where many of the exhibit’s artifacts were recovered, stressed that “Lost Egypt” offers much more than earlier explorers’ obsession with tombs, temples and treasure.

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