Mummies of the World exhibit now in Wisconsin
Kid Reporter Cassandra Hsaio visits the California Science Center’s Mummies of the World Exhibit in Los Angeles.
Mummies of the World is the largest exhibit of mummies and artifacts ever assembled. It includes never-before-seen mummies from Asia, Oceania, South America, Europe, and ancient Egypt. Some of these mummies are 6,500 years old. While some are intentionally mummified, many are natural mummies from dry, arid climates.
The traveling exhibit is now in Mikwaukee, Wisconsin, until May 30, 2011. Check out the Mummies of the World website for more information.
Press play below to watch Cassandra's video report! And check out her post about the exhibit on the Scholastic Kids Press Corps Blog!
|This Hungarian child mummy died of tuberculosis and was naturally mummified. Scientists are using DNA retrieved from the body to research a cure for the disease. (Photo courtesy American Exhibitions, Inc.)|