Mummies Exhibition Hits Kansas City
Union Station welcomes mummies exhibition
in time for Father’s Day!
There’s an amazing new show at Kansas City’s Union Station! Mummies of the World: The Exhibition is the largest collection of authentic mummies and artifacts to ever in North America. The exhibition features a group of fascinating mummies and artifacts on loan from twelve world-renowned museums, organizations and collections coming from five countries.
The traveling exhibit boasts 35 real mummies plus about 150 mummy artifacts. It’s being featured for the first time in the midwest, and has already been visited by 1.6 million people across the country.
The mummies exhibition is set to open on Saturday, June 17, just in time for Father’s Day. Through state-of-the-art multimedia, hands-on interactive stations and 3D animation, visitors will take a journey through mummification and learn individual stories about the mummies included in the show. The stories behind the individual people who were mummified will reveal how they lived and died. Guests will encounter mummies from Europe, South America and Ancient Egypt, with some dating back more than 4,500 years.
The Kansas City Museum will lend two Incan mummies from its archives, known as Mummy Bundles. These mummies were buried in layers of cloth encasing a body and personal effects. They were some of the earliest objects accepted into the museum’s collections, and are a welcome addition to the exhibit since there are no other items like them being displayed.
According to Union Station press, the mummies exhibition includes the following treasures:
- The Baron Von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots
- The Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis
- The Burns Collection, a group of medical mummies used to teach anatomy in the early 19th century
- An Egyptian priest named Nes-Hor whom we have determined had arthritis and a broken left hip
- Egyptian animal mummies including a falcon, a fish, a dog and a baby crocodile, many of which were deliberately preserved to accompany royals for eternity
- MUMAB, the first replication of Egyptian mummification done on a body in 2800 years
The mummies exhibit is a limited engagement, running until January 1, 2018. Don’t miss this chance to learn about ancient practice, and see museum-quality collections right here in Kansas City.