Berkshire Museum Unwraps Mummy Mystery, History
Now through October 31
The Berkshire Museum is hosting a traveling exhibit sure to quench the curiosity of people of any age who are fascinated by Egyptian mummies. The museum’s resident mummy, Pahat, is joined by two other mummies on loan to the Museum as well as Egyptian artifacts from the Akhimim region. Wrapped! The Search for the Essential Mummy explores the public’s long-held fascination with Egyptian mummies and also delves into the relatively recent role of modern forensic analysis in their study.
In addition to the three mummies, Wrapped! includes ancient mummified cats, falcons, and a crocodile, plus fascinating artifacts like funerary scarabs, necklaces, amulets, vessels, figurines, and headdresses. Interactive displays allow visitors to make their way through a tomb, participate in a mummy-wrapping activity, and view a video on forensic reconstruction methods.
Admission is $15 adults ($5 museum members); $8 children 3-18 ($3 members); children under 3, FREE
The Berkshire Museum
39 South Street
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