Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science

May 31, 2014 - Sep 01, 2014
"Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" is this summer's traveling exhibition at Arizona Science Center until Sept. 1, 2014.

Lost Egypt is an immersive quest for knowledge that reveals how archaeologists use modern science and technology to uncover and understand the ancient civilization of Egypt. Through hands-on challenges, authentic artifacts and guidance from real archaeologists, visitors will unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its culture and its people.

This interactive exhibit features a real human mummy and animal mummies, as well as scans, forensic facial reconstructions and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a mummy in a stage of "unwrapping." Visitors explore a re-creation of an Egyptian tomb, and authentic art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt.

Exhibit Highlights:
• A real human mummy and a life-size rapid prototype
• Animal mummies, plus scans and information about animals in ancient Egypt
• Art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt
• Connections to real scientists working on projects in Egypt
• Connections to the scientific process used by archaeologists and other scientists, including hands-on challenges, interactive exhibits and technology
• Connections to how ancient Egyptian people and culture relate to us today

Located in the Sybil B. Harrington Galleries

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"Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science" was developed by COSI in cooperation with the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative and was built by the Science Museum of Minnesota. Artifacts are on loan from the Brooklyn Museum and the Academy of Natural Sciences. Photography © 2008 Brad Feinknopf. Mummy scans © 2005 Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium.

Online Activities

Discover the work of Dr. Sarah Parcak and experiment with how satellite imaging can be used to uncover long-lost archaeological sites. Can you find the buried archaeological remains at Amarna, a real archaeological site in Egypt?

Work with archaeologists Dr. Brad Lepper and Dr. Salima Ikram and forensic anthropologist Dr. Tosha Dupras to learn what supplies they pack for an excavation. What equipment will you pack for your archaeological excavation?

In order to play go to http://lostegypt.org/activities.php!