Mummies of the World, an upcoming exhibit at the Carnegie Science Center opening Sat., Oct. 5, will feature the largest exhibition of mummies (and "related artifacts") in the world. The show is an expanded version of an exhibit that originally appeared in Los Angeles in 2010.
Mummification is any process that preserves the body from decomposing, and the exhibit will feature several different kinds of mummies, including both natural and artificial mummification, as well as experimental mummification, like applying Egyptian techniques to a modern-day body. There will also be a gallery dedicated to the scientific and medical purposes of mummification.
In a press release, the Science Center noted that the exhibit is expected to be popular and sell quickly. Advanced ticket sale will begin on Tue., Sept. 3 on the Science Center website.