At the Franklin Institute, located in Philadelphia, visitors are invited to an unusual exhibition called Mummies of the World. In this exhibition, each exhibit is unique, because here you can see a dog, the remains of which rested in the peat bogs of Germany for about five hundred years, and an embalmed child who lived 6420 years ago in Peru. The exhibition features forty-five mummies and ninety-five items related to mummification and embalming. The Mummies of the World exhibition was prepared with the participation of experts from fifteen European institutions under the auspices of the German Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim (Reiss-Engelhorn Museum). The exhibition traveled to many major cities in the United States.
1. Detmold child: This is the mummy of a Peruvian child, eight to ten months old, who died 6500 years ago, most likely due to heart disease. The mummy was presented for exhibition by the Detmold Museum in Germany. This is one of the most ancient mummies in the world, it is even older than the mummy of Pharaoh Tutu for more than three thousand years.
2. The mummy of a Peruvian woman who lived in the thirteenth century A.D.
3. The mummy of an ancient Egyptian.
4. Ten-year-old Neishia Brumer examines the mummy of an adult, which was found in the caves of Chile.
5. The mummy of a woman with children discovered in South America.
6. Mummy of Michael Orlovits (Michael Orlovits), who was born in Vaca, Hungary, in 1765. The mummies of members of the Orlovitz family were discovered in the underground tombs in Vaca in 1994 during the reconstruction of the Dominican church. Cold, dry air in the crypt, as well as pine oil allowed the bodies to mummify and survive to this day.
June 23, 2010. Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking, of the Rice-Engelhorn Museum, says: “Computed tomography and other scientific methods are very helpful in the study of mummies, with their help we can learn more about how people lived and died. This technique is non-invasive and allows us to record the mummies in 3D for the archive, which also allows us to preserve the mummies for later generations to study.” Photo taken at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, California.
June 23, 2010. The result of a scan of the mummy of Mikhail Orlovits, carried out at the Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, California.
Scanning the mummy of Mikhail Orlovits.
7. Studies have shown that Veronica Orlovits suffered from severe tuberculosis, just like her husband, Mikhail Orlovits. In addition, some other injuries and wounds were found on the body.
8. Mummy Johannes (Johannes Orlovitz) from the Orlovitz family.
9. Mummy of the pre-Columbian era, which was found in the Atacama Desert (Chile).
10. The mummy of a howler monkey from South America.
11. The mummy of an ancient Egyptian who lived about 400 years BC.
On the eve of the opening of the Mummies of the World exhibition at the California Science Center, employees Eric Russia and John Diloski seal a glass cube containing a sarcophagus and an Egyptian mummy.