Tuesday, September 6, 2011

ATLANTApix: Carlos Mummy

Mummy at the Michael C. Carlos Museum
Mummy at the Michael C. Carlos Museum
I woke up to even more rain this morning, which, as a tourist, makes me think, "What's something fun to do inside?" Well, let's see. Rain...water...river...Nile...Egypt...Michael C. Carlos Museum of Art! Done.

If you can't make it to the Carlos Museum today, you'll definitely want to add it to your list of things-to-do for this weekend. Opening on Saturday, September 10, 2011, "Life and Death in the Pyramid Age: The Emory Old Kingdom Mummy" exhibition will feature the oldest Egyptian mummy in the Western Hemisphere. (This photo is of one of the mummies on permanent display)

The Emory Old Kingdom Mummy was discovered by Emory professor William Shelton in 1920 and is currently being used to study the still not well understood practice of mummification.

This incredibly remarkable specimen is rarely seen by the public, so I recommend making time between now and December 11, 2011, to see it.

So, there's a great idea for something to do on a rainy Tuesday in Atlanta and something to look forward to for the coming weekend. 

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