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Kim Ramsden / Chris Bauer, PR Co-Directors, Science Museum of Minnesota, (651) 221-9423
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 5, 2012
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LOST EGYPT EXHIBIT DIGS INTO WHAT SCIENCE REVEALS ABOUT ANCIENT CIVILIZATION
Interactive exhibition opens October 13, offers hands‐on archaeology learning and fun for all ages
St. Paul, Minn. – On Saturday, October 13, the Science Museum of Minnesota will open the doors to its newest hands‐on exhibition, Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science. Lost Egypt explores how modern technology and scientific techniques have revealed a better understanding of ancient Egyptian civilization.
The 6,000 square‐foot exhibition features authentic artifacts, real human and animal mummies, scans, forensic facial reconstructions and—for the first time ever—life‐sized rapid prototypes that show mummies in various stages of "unwrapping."
Visitors will also have the opportunity to don their archaeologist caps. They'll explore a recreated modern field site and try their hands at piecing together the past based on the items they're able to uncover. They'll wander through a replica of an Egyptian tomb to see authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. Through videos and multimedia projects, they'll meet scientists who have made uncovering the secrets of ancient Egypt their life's work.
Highlights of Lost Egypt include:
With a mix of hands‐on activities, multimedia introductions to real‐life scientists, and stunning authentic artifacts, Lost Egypt invites visitors to make an unforgettable connection between past and present customs, cultures and sciences.
Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science was produced by Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus in cooperation with the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative. It was built by the Science Museum of Minnesota. Artifacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.
For hours, ticket reservations, and tips for planning your Science Museum of Minnesota visit, visit www.smm.org or call (651) 221‐9444.
Lost Egypt public website - www.smm.org/egypt