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‘Mummies’ exhibit opening at American Museum of Natural History

"Mummies" at the American Museum of Natural History provides an up-close look at rarely seen mummies from ancient Egypt and pre-Columbian Peru, including this well-preserved mummy from Roman-era Egypt. Credit: The Field Museum / John Weinstein

A new exhibition opens March 20 at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan — “Mummies” is one of the largest collections of mummies in North America, with mummies from ancient Egypt through pre-Columbian Peru.

Visitors to the exhibit will see how modern technology has transformed the study of mummification, with 3-D-printed figurines of burial items that were encased within mummy wrappings for millennia and see each mummy as an individual with a life story.

Tickets are $27 for adults and $16 for children and include general admission to the museum. The American Museum of Natural History is located at 79th Street and Central Park West. For more information, call 212-769-5200.

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