Saturday, October 17, 2015

THE SECRETS OF THE MUMMIES


CROCODILE MUMMY



Last week's arts and culture piece concerned a field trip to L.A.'s Natural History Museum and a new exhibit called Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs.

It begins:

I love poring over photographs of the treasures of King Tut and the Egyptian Museum of Cairo: the exquisite furniture, the alabaster jars for face cream, the gold leaf and agate bracelets.

You look at this stuff crafted 5,000 years ago and then you look at, say, a balloon dog by Jeff Koons, and you think: What happened to us?

Anyway, speaking of Egypt, we now have an exhibit at the Natural History Museum called “Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs.”

“This exhibition features mummies from Egypt and Peru. It includes the human remains of adults and children, including some that are unwrapped or exposed,” reads the disclaimer.

I mean, who wouldn’t be on board for that?


READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.




all photo credits:
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

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