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'Mummies of the World: The Exhibition' enters final weeks of exclusive WNY engagement at Buffalo Museum of Science

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Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
`Mummies of the World: The Exhibition`
"Mummies of the World: The Exhibition"

Last chance to visit mummies before the groundbreaking exhibition must close in September

Just a few weeks remain before nationally recognized "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" leaves the Buffalo Museum of Science on Sept. 21. The presentation in Buffalo marks the debut of brand-new galleries exploring the study of mummies linked to discoveries in modern medicine, the 10th stop of the exhibition's national tour and the exhibition's exclusive Western New York engagement.

Buffalo residents and the surrounding communities are encouraged to experience the never-before-seen collection of rare mummies from across the world, including Buffalo's own Egyptian mummies that have joined the national tour: mummified remains of Nes-min and Nes-hor; a mummified cat all from the collection of the Buffalo History Museum; a late 19th century Mundrucu Trophy Head from Brazil; a South American child mummy; an Egyptian wrapped human head; the mummified remains of a falcon; and shrunken heads from Ecuador collectively originating from Buffalo Museum of Science and The Buffalo History Museum.

"We are so pleased to have been able to bring 'Mummies of the World' to the Western New York market, and to provide the public here with this rare opportunity to learn about the history, stories and science involved in the study of mummies," said Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions Inc. "We encourage those in the area interested in experiencing the exhibition to be sure and plan ahead, as this is their last chance to see it before the collection of mummies, including Buffalo-based artifacts, make their move to across the country."

"Mummies of the World" will be on display at the Buffalo Museum of Science for a limited time through September. The Buffalo Museum of Science has extended hours through the exhibit run on Sunday-Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.sciencebuff.org/ or www.mummiesoftheworld.com.

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