Mummies of the World opens Friday at Discovery Place

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 10, 2011

CHARLOTTE – The much-anticipated Mummies of the World exhibition opens at Discovery Place Friday, Nov. 11. The show is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled.
Mummies of the World features a collection of 150 specimens and objects, including real human and animal mummies and related artifacts. Through modern science and engaging interactive and multimedia exhibits, the exhibition reveals how the scientific study of mummies provides a window into the lives of ancient people, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. It also demonstrates that mummification – both through natural processes and intentional practices – has taken place all over the globe, from the hot desert sands of South America to remote European moors and bogs.
Mummies of the World is a timed-entry ticketed event. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased by calling (704) 372-6261 or online at
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Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street.