The mummified remains of 40 real humans and animals are on view in ‘Mummies of the World’.
Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is launching the new ‘Mummies of the World’ exhibition on 27 May.
The upcoming exhibition offers the largest touring collection of mummified remains and related artefacts ever assembled.
On display through 4 September, Mummies of the World explores past civilisations and cultures from across the world, including Europe, South America and ancient Egypt.
It includes the mummified remains of 40 real humans and animals, and 80 rare artefacts. State-of-the-art multimedia will take visitors on a 4,500-year journey.
Mummies of the World features ‘Mumab’, the first authentic replication of the Egyptian mummification process done on a dead body in 2,800 years.
It also includes Baron von Holz, a German nobleman found in the family crypt of a 14th century castle, and the Orlovits, a mummified family discovered in a church crypt in Hungary in 1994.
Additionally, visitors will see shrunken heads from South America, and Egyptian animal mummies, including a cat, falcon, snowshoe hare, lizard and weasel.
“This exhibition has proven to be one of the most popular exhibitions traveling the world,” said Cassie Freund, the museum’s director of science communication.
“It has an engaging way of providing insight into the lives and cultures of these ancient people, which is important because these were real individuals with unique stories.”
Mummified remains and shrunken heads
The exhibition unveils the scientific methods used to study mummified remains, which allow researchers to learn about the lives and cultures of the people and animals.
“Mummies of the World tells thousands of years of captivating stories. Through modern science and technology, their secrets are now revealed,” Freund added.
Mummies of the World is presented by neon, a global experience entertainment company, and World Heritage Exhibitions.
neon recently announced the Canadian debut of ‘Jurassic World: The Exhibition’, which opens in Toronto on 14 April.