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Images of the Afterlife

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© Courtesy of The Field Museum
Images of the Afterlife

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
June 8th, 2012 - June 9th, 2013

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
PHONE:  
312.922.9410
OPEN HOURS:  
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Last admission at 4 p.m. Open every day except Christmas.

DESCRIPTION

Two ancient Egyptian mummies from Field Museum collections will come face-to-face with the public like never before in Images of the Afterlife. Recent CT scans and the latest 3D imaging revealed the mummies’ age-old secrets to Museum scientists, and enabled an artist to create hyper-realistic sculptures portraying how these two individuals looked in life, thousands of years ago.  Now no longer merely mummies #30007 and #11517, you’ll be able to envision the mummified remains as real persons—a woman in her forties with curly hair and a teenage boy named Minirdis. Peer inside coffins and wrappings of ancient Egyptian mummies.