About The Exhibition

Inside every mummy is a story waiting to be told. Through modern science and technology, their secrets are now revealed.

Mummies of the World portrays a once-in-a-lifetime collection of real mummies and artifacts from Europe, South America and Ancient Egypt! Portraying both natural and intentional mummification, this compelling collection includes ancient mummies dating back as far as 4,500 years. A fascinating mix of old and new, Mummies of the World bridges the gap between past and present.

Mummies of the World tells the story of the mummies and mummification through state-of-the-art multimedia, hands-on interactive stations and cutting-edge 3-D animation taking visitors on a journey to explore the mummies’ history and origins as well as how they were created.

The exhibition highlights real advances in the scientific methods used to study mummies, including Computed Tomography (CT), ancient DNA analysis and radiocarbon dating, all of which allow researchers to learn about the lives, history, and cultures of the mummies. Who were they? Where did they come from? And what can they teach us?

The exhibition features a group of fascinating mummies and artifacts on loan from 12 world-renowned museums, organizations and collections coming from 5 countries. The exhibition includes:

  • The Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis
  • The Baron Von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots
  • The Burns Collection, a group of medical mummies used to teach anatomy in the early 19th century
  • An Egyptian priest named Nes-Hor whom we have determined had arthritis and a broken left hip
  • Egyptian animal mummies including a falcon, a fish, a dog and a baby crocodile, many of which were deliberately preserved to accompany royals for eternity
  • MUMAB, the first replication of Egyptian mummification done on a body in 2800 years
  • And much more…

Peek into the lives of ancient people and cultures from every region of the world to learn about past civilizations. What secrets do mummies hold about the past? What clues do they bring us for the future? A journey awaits as we unravel their mysteries in Mummies of the World: The Exhibition.