The Connecticut Science Center’s latest exhibit, “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science,” will be on view to the public from February 1, though May, 4. The show offers interactive exhibits on translating Egyptian hieroglyphics, doing an archaeological dig, as well as having a real mummy on display.
- A real human mummy and a life-size rapid prototype, displaying the mummy in a stage of “unwrapping”, plus scans and forensic facial reconstructions of mummies
- 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, including video interviews, written graphics, objects and photographs from the field
- 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