Monday, June 04, 2012

Exhibition: Lost Egypt - Ancient Secrets

Cape Cod Online (Hilary Burns) 

This summer the Boston Museum of Science enters the ancient land of Egypt to uncover and explore the buried history that is just a stone's throw away from modern life.

The museum's new exhibit, "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science," aims to broaden your understanding of archaeologists' work in Egypt. If you have ever wondered how we know so much about a civilization that coalesced in about 3000 BC, this exhibit is for you.

"Lost Egypt" is great for all ages — informative enough to keep adults engaged and interactive enough to hold an 8-year-old's attention span. The exhibit is a single loop, but don't be deceived by the small space — "Lost Egypt" has plenty to offer.

Upon entering the dark exhibit, visitors are greeted by a life-size camel. Kids can climb on and have their picture taken with the realistic model to begin their journey into the past 5,000 years of Egyptian history.

To give visitors a sense of modern Egyptian life, there is a large map on the ground and a wall of photos of modern Egypt.

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