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Mummified

Date
Saturday, November 15, 2008Monday, November 8, 2010
Time
10:00 AM–05:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Mummified

x-ray of a mummy

In the spring of 2008, the University of Maryland and the Walters Art Museum performed a CT scan on the Walters' mummy to learn more about the age, possible illness, and cause of death of the person held within the beautifully painted outer wrappings.  This special kind of "virtual autopsy" also allowed the investigative team to learn more about the technique of mummification, the construction of the cartonnage, the kind of wrappings used, and the possible presence of amulets within.

This focus show will feature approximately 20 ancient Egyptian objects depicting images of mummified people, animals, and deities.  A section of the installation will focus on the "Mummimania" of the 17th-20th centuries.  Visitors can experience the scientific examination of the Walters' mummy at computer stations in the Level 2 lobby of the Centre Street Building.

Explore the mysteries of mummies with this interactive exhibit. You'll learn about how mummification was done, the ancient spiritual beliefs about mummies, and more.

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