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Egyptian Mummies Exhibit Makes North American Debut at Museum of Natural History
Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life makes its North American debut at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax this February.
In collaboration with the Museo Egizio of Florence, Italy, this exhibition features more than 100 exceptional original artifacts, including mummies, painted sarcophagi and burial items that evoke the mythical, mysterious landscape of the tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt.
“This will be an extraordinary opportunity to see the richness of Egyptian culture and will capture the minds and imaginations of all,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine. “I encourage Nova Scotians to enjoy this amazing journey that showcases 6,000 years of history.”
Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life will be on view from Feb. 22 to June 21.
“Once again the museum has an experience that is bigger and better than ever. This display captures the mystery and wonder of ancient Egypt. We are very excited to share this new exhibit as it makes its North American debut.”
– Jeffrey Gray, curator, visitor experience, Museum of Natural History
— Egyptian Mummies and Eternal Life marks the first time the Museum of Natural History has hosted an Egyptian exhibit
— the process of mummification is the centre of this 370 square metre exhibit
— this exhibit follows the successful Body Worlds RX and Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibits hosted at the Museum of Natural History
— the exhibition is organized by Contemporanea Progetti, Florence, Italy in collaboration with the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Firenze