BALTIMORE, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just a few weeks remain before Mummies of the World: The Exhibition, the largest collection of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, leaves the Maryland Science Center. The exclusive presentation in Baltimore is the final stop of the exhibition's limited U.S. tour.
Time is running out for visitors to experience the never-before seen collection of rare mummies from across the world including a child mummy from Peru that pre-dates the birth of King Tut by 3,000 years; ancient Egyptian animal mummies; an 18th-century mummified family discovered in a Hungarian church; and a 17th-century German nobleman preserved in the crypt of his family's castle.
"We encourage our visitors to seize the occasion to come face-to-face with the specimens of this unique collection, before they set forth across the sea to their respective home museums," said Van Reiner, President of the Maryland Science Center.
Mummies of the World has seen great success throughout its exclusive three-year tour, premiering to sellout crowds at the California Science Center in July 2010 and quickly becoming a major attraction and one of the most successful exhibits in the Science Center's 13-year history. The popular traveling exhibition has drawn more than 1 million visitors from all 50 states hitting record breaking attendance, boosting the tourism and economic well-being of these regions in a meaningful way.
"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 mummies are returned to 21 loaning institutions throughout Europe," says Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc. "We are pleased to have the privilege to bring Mummies of the World to Baltimore, and to provide the public here with this limited opportunity to learn about the history, stories and science involved in the study of mummies."
SOURCE American Exhibitions, Inc.