Mummies, an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, USA 242

  • Mummies, an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, USA

Mummies - one of the largest collections of mummies housed in North America is an exhibition that takes place at the American Museum of Natural History in New York from March 20, 2017 through to January 7, 2018.


From ancient Egypt to pre-Columbian Peru, the exhibition will explore the intersection between societies, their environment, and the preparations they made for their dead.

Through high-resolution CT scans and forensically reconstructed sculptures, visitors will glimpse people from centuries ago and learn how contemporary scientists have gleaned stunning details about their ages, practices, and even their causes of death. Interactive touch tables let visitors virtually “unravel” or see inside mummies as they delve deep into the unique stories of the people or animals who lie within.

Mummies was developed by The Field Museum of Chicago. The American Museum of Natural History gratefully acknowledges the Richard and Karen LeFrak Exhibition and Education Fund. Mummies is proudly supported by Chase Private Client.


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Photos from the American museum of natural history, NY, USA

 

Photo and text: Irina Kodentseva

 

Photo and text: Irina Kodentseva