Educator Guide – Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science


The Lost Egypt exhibit is interactive and has hands-on activities as well as technological displays that help connect the museum visitor to the ancient Egyptian world. Oh, and there are mummies.  That’s what you really wanted to hear, right? There is a human mummy with an interesting back story, several animal mummies, as well as a cool display about how modern researchers use MRIs to investigate mummies. This mummy has been nicknamed Annie and was likely a teenage girl who was a drowning victim. I have never seen a a mummy before and it was a little eerie to behold but definitely a moving experience. Annie is very small and the reality that I was standing near a young woman who died almost 2000 years ago was sobering.



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