Mummies Exhibition Tour
Mummies Exhibition Tour at the American Museum of Natural History
For thousands of years, peoples around the world practiced mummification as a way of preserving and honoring their dead. Mummies brings you face to face with some of these ancient individuals and reveals how scientists are using modern technology to glean stunning details about them and their cultures. Discover when, how, and why ancient Egyptians and Peruvians were mummified and find out who they were in life.
On a special, limited tour from the collections of The Field Museum in Chicago — and presented for the first time on the East Coast — Mummies showcases the ritually preserved remains of 18 individuals from ancient Egypt and pre-Columbian Peru, many on view for the first time since the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Visitors can discover how modern imaging techniques have transformed the study of mummification by letting researchers peer inside centuries-old mummies without damaging them.
4:00pm guided tour. $34 per person. Advance reservations required by Tuesday, October 17th, at which time they are considered final sale. Attendees will meet in lower level of the Rose Center at the Will Call Desk. Please enter the museum through the Rose Center for Earth & Space at 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.