The Science Museum of Minnesota worked with COSI to develop this 5,000-square-foot traveling exhibit about the continuing quest to unlock the secrets of Ancient Egypt. The exhibit focuses on the ongoing work of archaeologists whose main objective is the acquisition of knowledge rather than the collection of treasures. The exhibit is a unique blend of artifacts and interactive components. Hands-on activities allow visitors to explore the work of archaeologists both in the field and in the lab. Video interviews introduce the real scientists working in Egypt, including the team uncovering the lost city of the workers who built the pyramids at Giza. Full-size photo panoramas allow visitors to experience the full impact of wall paintings from several ancient tombs. Artifacts, including amulets, ostraka, canopic jars, animal mummies, and a human mummy, help visitors understand the culture and beliefs of the ancient Egyptians.
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