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Mummies of the World at the Witte Museum

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Photo courtesy of the Witte Museum

Howler Monkey mummy from Grand Chaco, Argentina


Mummies are created both intentionally and through accident. The key needs to block decay are that the body's exposure to moisture and oxygen be limited. Ancient Egyptians removed organs, and embalmed bodies with resins and chemicals, and then wrapped them with cloth.

But mummies have, with more luck than science, been made in the Andes of South America, where remains left high in mountains have become mummified in the desert climate; in Europe, buried in peat bogs, and in desert sands around the world, salt also preserves.

To date, over 45,000 have seen the exhibition at the Witte, and over 800,000 visitors overall since beginning of the tour in 2010. Reservations are highly recommended.

Mummies of the World

$7-$10
10am-5pm Mon, Wed-Sat
10am-8pm Tue
Noon-5pm Sun
The Witte Museum
3801 Broadway
(210) 357-1900
wittemuseum.org
Through Jan. 27

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