San Antonio.- In honor of the holiday season and success of Mummies of the World exhibit, the Witte invites the public to enjoy the 12 Days of Christmas.
During the first 12 days in December, the Witte Museum and American Exhibitions, Inc. will be offering students in grades 1-12 a $5 discount to theblockbuster exhibition Mummies of the World. Students can simply visit the Witte on the day that correlates with the respective grade.
Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, featuring an astounding collection of 150 specimens and objects including real human and animal mummies, and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Ancient Egypt. The acclaimed traveling exhibition opened at the Witte Museum on September 29, 2012 to rave reviews, and is currently on display in San Antonio through January 27, 2013.
The first and only exhibition of its kind to ever tour the United States, the national blockbuster exhibition has been setting record breaking attendance since its July 2010 world premiere in Los Angeles, featuring a rare, one-of-a-kind collection of more than 150 real human and animal mummies and related artifacts like you’ve never seen them before, unwrapped, unearthed and uncovered. This exhibition truly is one of a kind, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the public to experience real mummies from around the globe up close and personal like never before – and, likely, never again.
The astonishing collection includes:
• The Detmold Child , a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, dating 3,000 years before King Tut;
• The Vac Mummies, a mummified family from Hungary believed to have died from tuberculosis;
• The Baron von Holz, a German nobleman found tucked away in the family crypt of a 14th century castle wearing his best leather boots;
• The Tattooed Woman, an ancient Peruvian woman naturally mummified in the warm desert air, with mysterious tattoos on her face and chest, and long black hair intact;
• A Howler Monkey from Argentina, with its fierce expression and adorned with a feather skirt and headdress; and more.
For more information: wittemuseum.org or mummiesoftheworld.com.