We love archaeology, so we were thrilled to be invited to check out The Franklin Institute's latest special exhibit highlighting this fascinating merge of science and history. Lost Egypt takes a closer look at how a vibrant and amazing civilization was and is still being uncovered and researched. Archaeologists of today are constantly using modern technology and cutting edge science to piece together their understanding of the ancient world in order to better share their findings and knowledge.
We were big fans of the way the Lost Egypt exhibit was set up, immediately immersing visitors in their own journey of discovery and making them feel like they were the true archaeologists from the life-sized camel sitting in the desert sand to entering a re-creation of an Egyptian tomb. The exhibits at The Franklin Instititute are always full sensory experiences, and this one was no exception. Lost Egypt demonstrates how science bridges the gap between discovery and recovery of artifacts to interpreting their importance and understanding how they piece together the bigger picture.
The exhibit is very interactive and sparks the imagination and interest of all ages. Both children and adults will enjoy building their own pyramids and puzzling together broken pottery. We really liked seeing how the forensic facial reconstructions brought life to real people from a different time. True lovers of Egyptian culture, history, and archaeology will be especially thrilled to see authentic artifacts and art including real human and animal mummies, as well as pieces that give hints as to the daily life in ancient Egypt.
Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science will be at
The Franklin Institute through August 28th.
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