Mummies of the World exhibition

A previously unseen collection of 150 mummified humans, animals and burial artefacts went on display in the US this month. The Mummies of the World exhibition opened at the California Science Center, Los Angeles, and is being billed as the largest travelling exhibition of mummies ever assembled.

The Detmold Child, a Peruvian child mummy radiocarbon-dated to 4504-4457 BC, about 3,000 years before the birth of King Tutankhamun

A 13th century mummy of an adult female from ancient Peru

Mummy of a human fetus that died from a rare spinal tube defect in the 30th week of pregnancy

A naturally preserved Argentinian howler monkey

The sarcophagus of an Egyptian priest called Nes-Pa-Qa-Shuti dating back to about 650 BC
A pre-Columbian mummy from Chile. On display are exhibits culled from more than 20 museums and seven countries, which range from the 11th century to over 6,000 years in age. The exhibition includes 45 human and animal mummies and an assortment of burial artefacts including amulets, statues and fragments from the Book of the Dead


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