Largest collection of mummies ever assembled
CINCINNATI – The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will make its Greater Cincinnati debut at the Cincinnati Museum Center on November 26, 2014. The exhibition The New York Times calls “magical and mythical” presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience real mummies, real science, real people. And the public agrees, with over 1.2 million visitors experiencing the exhibition to date. The presentation in Cincinnati will mark the eleventh stop on the exhibition’s exclusive tour of the United States.
Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, showcasing a collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from around the world. Included in the collection are the Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis; the Baron Von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots; and MUMAB, also known as the Maryland Mummy, a modern-day ancient mummy created by scientists in 1994 using the same methods as ancient Egyptians.
“When we first learned about the impressive mummies in this exhibition, we knew we had to bring it to Cincinnati,” said Douglass W. McDonald, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Mummies of the World is an incredible glimpse into the fascinating mummification process that occurs in nature and the history of science, anatomy and medicine across the globe. We are so happy to bring this top-notch traveling exhibition to our region inviting visitors to come face-to-face with mummies presented from so many distinctive parts of the world.”
Through modern science and engaging interactives, this astounding collection of over 150 specimens and objects reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. Declared “fascinating, intriguing and inspiring” by NBC and “a must see” by Fox TV, Mummies of the World will instill a sense of curiosity and wonder in each visitor.
“We are excited to bring Mummies of the World to Cincinnati,” said Marcus Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “Most people think mummies come from Egypt and are wrapped, but mummies come from all over the world. The exhibition is changing centuries-old perceptions about what the general public thinks about mummies and providing insight into the lives and cultures of these ancient people. Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told, and Mummies of the World is here to tell those stories.”
Mummies of the World will be on display at Cincinnati Museum Center for a limited time, opening November 26, 2014. Tickets will be available beginning October 28. For more information, please visit www.cincymuseum.org/mummies or www.mummiesoftheworld.com.