Get Ready for a Large Mummy Invasion this Summer
Another win for Los Angeles. The city will be the first stop on a three-year international mummies exhibit, touted as "the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled." Considering the popularity of the King Tut Exhibit at LACMA five years ago, it's safe to say this exhibit should draw just as many crowds when it opens on July 1st at the California Science Center in Exposition Park. What's interesting about this collection is that it won't just be the Egyptian mummies were used to hearing about. Mummies of the World will feature natural mummification, which is when a body was accidentally put through the process. The exhibit will feature the natural process with 600-year-old mummies from deserts of Peru and mummies created by ice in the Italian Alps and other European landscapes like moors and bogs. Additionally, the Capuchin Monk mummies will be on loan from the world-renowned Museum of The Catacombs of Palermo
“The Science Center is thrilled to be hosting the premiere of this exhibition on the fascinating phenomenon of mummies," said Jeffrey Rudolph, President of the California Science Center. "The exhibition is unique in its use of hands-on science to help people to understand how science tools enable us to gain insight into mummies, their environments and civilizations."