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Science Museum of Minnesota opens Lost Egypt. Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

The Science Museum of Minnesota presents Lost Egypt. Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, an exhibition on view October 13 through Tuesday, January 1, 2012. Lost Egypt explores how modern technology and scientific techniques have revealed a better understanding of ancient Egyptian civilization.

The 6,000 square‐foot exhibition features authentic artifacts, real human and animal mummies, scans, forensic facial reconstructions and—for the first time ever—life‐sized rapid prototypes that show mummies in various stages of “unwrapping.”

Visitors will also have the opportunity to don their archaeologist caps. They’ll explore a recreated modern field site and try their hands at piecing together the past based on the items they’re able to uncover. They’ll wander through a replica of an Egyptian tomb to see authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. Through videos and multimedia projects, they’ll meet scientists who have made uncovering the secrets of ancient Egypt their life’s work.

For hours, ticket reservations, and tips for planning your Science Museum of Minnesota visit, visit or call (651) 221‐9444.

Mummy Science Museum of Minnesota Photo: © 2008 Brad Feinknopf