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Check out these photos from the Mummies exhibition at American Museum of Natural History

Mummies, Temp Exhibit 2017
Craig Chesek Mummies, Temp Exhibit 2017

While mummy fanatics like me have disavowed Tom Cruise's new The Mummy movie (how DARE he besmirch the glorious legacy of Rachel Weisz and Brendan Fraser?), we can still get down to some real-old school tombs and sarcophagi at the American Museum of Natural History's massive new "Mummies" exhibition.

Opening today and running through January 2018, the exhibition features 18 mummified individuals from ancient Egypt and pre-Columbian Peru, along with animal mummies and ritual items. 

 

Peruvian Pit Burial

 

 

 

 

Yo'll be able to see how digital scanning, DNA testing and more cutting-age science has unveiled the secrets of the tombs, and how there are still many more we're yet to discover. The exhibition also features dioramas of Peruvian burial pits, biographies on mummified individuals and more. 

 

"The Gilded Lady" CT Scan

 

 

 

CT Scanner

 

 

 

 

General admission is $27 for adults, $16 for children and students, and $22 for seniors and students. You can buy learn more and buy tickets here

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