Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs
Opening March 7, 2014
What is it about mummies? These preserved human time capsules from ancient Egypt fascinate and intrigue us, but why? Is it because they blur the line between the living and the dead? Or is it because they provide such a powerfully visual window to our ancient past? Whatever the reason, there is little doubt that mummies are some of the world’s most spellbinding subjects. And Egypt is one of the most fascinating civilizations, in large part because of the great mummies that have been discovered there in modern times.
Narrated by actor Christopher Lee (The Lord Of The Rings, Star Wars, and the original 1959 film The Mummy), Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs explores the mysterious world of ancient Egypt through the fabric of its ancient mummies. The Egyptians’ mummy-making culture was not the first, the last, or even the longest. But to many, it was the greatest. The Egyptians believed their destinies were the wishes of gods, whose wills their dead ancestors might influence. By revering their ancestors through mummification, they hoped to gain better control of their destiny.
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs is a walk back thousands of years to the wonders of ancient Egypt, a real-life Indiana Jones adventure complete with thieves and hidden treasure, and a modern day scientific journey to extract clues about our past. The film covers topics of grand proportions, making it ideal for the high-impact experience in IMAX® and other giant-screen theaters.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for children (2-12) and seniors (65+); Museum members receive a $3 discount. Find show times and ticket information online or by phone at 817-255-9540.