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Monday, October 1, 2012

Pick of the Day: Mummies of the World

Posted on Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 8:50 AM

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The 6,420-year-old “Detmold Child,” a baby crocodile, felines from the Ptolemaic period (332-30 BC), a dramatically accessorized howler monkey, and a boot-clad nobleman are among the 150 intentionally and naturally preserved specimens that make “Mummies of the World” the largest exhibition of real human and animal mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. Sparked by the 2004 discovery of 20 human mummies in the basement of the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany (and the resulting research endeavor, the German Mummy Project), “Mummies of the World” marks a massive collaboration between 21 museums, organizations, and collections from seven countries. The touring exhibit makes its Texas debut at the Witte. $18-$22; 10am-5pm Mon, Oct 1; The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, (210) 357-1900, wittemuseum.org. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.

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