ORLANDO, FL – The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will make its debut at Orlando Science Center on June 13, 2015. The exhibition The New York Times calls “magical and mythical” presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience real mummies, real science, real people and the public agrees, with over 1.3 million visitors experiencing the exhibition to date. The presentation in Orlando will mark the twelfth stop on the exhibition’s exclusive tour of the United States.
Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, showcasing a collection of naturally and intentionally preserved mummies. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies and significant artifacts from around the world. Included in the collection are the Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis; the Baron Von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots; as well as MUMAB, the first replication of Egyptian mummification done on a decedent body in 2800 years; and more.
Through modern science and engaging interactives, this astounding collection of specimens and objects reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. Declared “fascinating, intriguing and inspiring” by NBC and “a must see” by Fox TV, Mummies of the World will instill a sense of curiosity and wonder in each and every visitor.
“We are excited to bring Mummies of the World to Orlando,” said Marcus Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. “Most people think mummies come from Egypt and are wrapped, but mummies come from all over the world. The exhibition is changing centuries-old perceptions about what the general public thinks about mummies and providing insight into the lives and cultures of these ancient people. Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told, and Mummies of the World is here to tell those stories.”
Mummies of the World will be on display at Orlando Science Center for a limited time, debuting June 13, 2015.