Houston Museum Brings World Renowned Mummies Exhibit to Texas
The Houston Museum of Natural Science will house “Mummies of the World: The Exhibition” from September 24 to May 29 of next year. This touring exhibit has fascinated an audience of over 1.5 million people during its tour of North America.
KHOU quotes the curator of anthropology at HMNS, Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, as stating, “This exhibition showcases a tremendous collection of real mummies from different parts of the world and different periods as well. Our common humanity connects us; science helps us to get to know them better. That is what makes this show so amazing.”
Visitors to the museum will see the mummies, read about their stories and interact with 3-D animations and hands-on stations that will explain the mummification process and the history of the practice. Scientists have also put together some history on the mummies themselves, which will humanize the forms and bring us closer to these people of the past from around the world.
The exhibition will include such interesting specimens as “The Baron Von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th-century castle wearing his best leather boots,” and “The Burns Collection, a group of medical mummies used to teach anatomy in the early 19th century.”
Tickets are already available online.