Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs at Natural History Museum Los Angeles
Tap into life in ancient Egypt and Peru with exclusive artifacts on display at the Natural History Museum Los Angeles in Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs.
Ancient Egypt comes to Los Angeles in Mummies: New Secrets From the Tombs, an exhibition developed by Chicago’s Field Museum that’s making its world debut at L.A.’s Natural History Museum. Get an up-close look at more than 20 mummies from Egypt and Peru, where mummification originated. Compare mummification techniques and significance in both cultures. Walk into a re-creation of a tomb, complete with sarcophagi fragments, animal-headed jars for preserved organs, a painted coffin dating to 600 B.C. and even mummies of birds, cats and crocodiles. Learn vivid details from subjects’ lives—like the “Gilded Lady”, whom modern CT scans revealed was 40 years old, had Cleopatra-like curly hair and a slight overbite. With new insight into burial techniques and culture, Mummies makes ancient history feel closer than ever.