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Saturday, March 7 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Mummy Mystery: How Science Unwraps the Past

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About As part of the Museum's Explorer Saturdays series, kids will learn about some of the Museum's own mummies, how and why mummies were created, and how modern science is used to unwrap mummy mysteries. Provide a detailed description of your proposed event. San Diego's Museum of Man has a unique collection of mummies, coffins, amulets, and other artifacts associated with the Ancient Egyptian art of mummification on display. Modern technology such as CAT Scans helps archaeologists and researchers learn more about mummies without damaging them. Young explorers can hear about the process of mummification and find out what we know about the Museum's mummies from past investigations. Kids can then complete their own investigation and make a mummy amulet to take home with them. How does your event/program celebrate science and technology in ways that combine spirit, interactivity and audience appeal? This program shows how science can suplement our understanding of the past by providing new lines of evidence. Mummies are fun to look at, but when we peer inside of them using X-rays, CAT Scans, and other techniques, we can learn a world of information that was not available before. Visitors will come to see our 3,000 year-old mummies as real people through the details of their lives that we can uncover through their remains.
Links | Link to Host organization Location Central-Coastal Audience Family, Grade School Host organization Museum of Man

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