Reporting Christie Ileto
BALTIMORE (WJZ) –The dead are making their way to Baltimore as part of the largest exhibition of mummies in the world.
Christie Ileto explains why the display is coming to life.
The dead are moving into the Maryland Science Center Wednesday, and will be living here for the next couple of months as part of the “Mummies of the World” exhibit.
“We are honored to be the last location in North America where this exhibit is going to be seen,” said Van Reiner, president of the Maryland Science Center.
Crews unload more than 40 human and animal mummies for the undead experience. The ancient artifacts will give the people of Baltimore an up-close look at history all wrapped up.
“The stories that they tell for each example of mummification is really good,” Reiner said.
The artifacts come from more than 21 museums in seven different countries. Some of the exhibits include an 18th century mummified family and a child dating back 6400 years ago.
“It still has all the skin, hair, fingernails, toenails. People are going to see things they’ve never seen before,” said Marcus Corwin, president of American Exhibitions Inc.
The science heavy exhibit wasn’t initially intended to stop in Charm City, but Baltimore native Marcus Corwin made it happen.
“We have found that children are not frightened. In fact, they’re fascinated,” Corwin said. “There is something for everybody here.”
The exhibit will be open by the end of September, so come soon. Once it ends, the mummies move back to their homes in Europe.
“Mummies of the World” runs from Sept. 28 through Jan. 30 at the Maryland Science Center.