COSI’s Lost Egypt Exhibition


Video: Lost Egypt Artifact Installation by COSI

Today we unpacked artifacts from the Brooklyn Museum as well as the coffin and mummy from the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences!



A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words by COSI
March 20, 2009, 12:52 pm
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Author: Josh

We just received some pictures of the artifacts that are going to be featured in the exhibit, and they look gorgeous! A big thanks to the Brooklyn Museum, both for loaning us the artifacts for Lost Egypt and for the beautiful pictures.

One of the aspects of this show that I’m most excited about is how these artifacts are being used as a part of the show. For example, be sure to check out the image of the stele. At our hieroglyphics station guests will have the opportunity to both translate a portion of the text and to hear what it may have sounded like in ancient Egyptian. We’ll also have x-rays of some animal mummies and CT scans that encourage guests to search for amulets such as those included in the show. It’s a really unique way for guests to interact with these objects as both pieces of art and scientific tools. Plus, I just think it’s really cool.