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Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, the Blockbuster Traveling Exhibit of 2010 Announces Its U.S. Tour
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 28, 2009 05:55 PM
"Never in history has there been such an important collection of mummies
and artifacts," said
Dignified, reverent and scholarly, this unique collection brilliantly enhances our educational, scientific and cultural landscape, as mummification provides a window into the lives, history and cultures of every major region of the world.
"The largest mummy exhibition worldwide will include 70 human, animal and
reptilian mummies gathered from the four corners of the world," said Dr.
Unlike exhibits which feature only Egyptian mummies, this remarkable and
compelling exhibition demonstrates the different processes of mummification
and serves to educate visitors as to their respective cultures. The
collection includes ancient mummies and important artifacts from
"Using state-of-the-art scientific and forensic research, the secrets of
the mummies are now revealed. Sensational historic research crowns this
impressive multi-media exhibition and affords a fascinating cultural and
historical insight into people from ancient civilization," said Dr.
Why do mummies of the ancient and modern worlds fascinate us so? "It is
because every one of us shares a yearning for what has come before us," said
Mummies are the single direct archive to the human species, the study of which provides great information and data in the context of archaeology, anthropology and science. All mummies in the exhibition originate from established and respected European museum and university collections. The exhibition was prepared in accordance with all recommendations of the International Council of Museums' (ICOM) code of ethics. The exhibition is presented with respect and dignity, acknowledging the interests of the social, ethical and religious groups from which the mummies originate.
Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life is presented by American
Exhibitions, Inc. in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum, Mannheim,
American Exhibitions, Inc. is a producer of museum-quality touring
exhibitions for science centers and museums whose mission is to produce
blockbuster exhibits that physically, intellectually and emotionally excite,
educate and engage those who experience them. As a member of the Association
of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and the American Association of Museums
(AAM), American Exhibitions, Inc. is one of the largest, privately-funded
Please visit www.mummiesoftheworld.com.
SOURCE American Exhibitions, Inc.
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