Updated 06/01/2011 08:06 AM
Ancient Egypt finds its way to Central Texas
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Central Texans won't have to travel far to experience some of the wonders of ancient Egypt.
Developed by the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio, "Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets Modern Science" uses technology to help unravel the mystery behind mummies.
Artifacts from the time of ancient Egypt are on display, including an actual mummy.
"Her name is Annie. She was given that name by the scientists that studied her. It's a nickname for anonymous," Changing Exhibits Manager Rebecca Tucker-Nall said. "The people who found her about 300 BC didn't know her name. She was just found floating in the Nile, which was considered sacred, so she was buried in a red shroud which was normally reserved for priests.”
The traveling exhibit not only focuses on the history of ancient Egypt, but it also shows how modern technology can help us unlock secrets we never could before.
The use of CT Scans in conjunction with facial reconstruction technology helps put a face to what Annie may have looked like.
"Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets Modern Technology" will run through Sept. 5 at Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex. It is open seven days a week.