WACO (May 27, 2011)—Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum is hosting a traveling exhibit of ancient Egyptian artifacts.
The exhibit includes a mummy named “Annie” and her sarcophagus, which were found on the banks of the Nile River.
“While Annie was anonymous, she was treated with utmost respect and prestige because she was found floating in the Nile, which was considered a sacred thing,” museum director Dr. Ellie Caston said.
“Someone went to great expense to have her mummified and to build an ornate coffin.”
"Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science," opens Saturday and will be on display through Sept. 5.
The Center of Science and Industry in Columbus, Ohio, created the exhibit, which illustrates how archaeologists use science to assemble a mosaic of daily life in ancient Egypt.
The exhibit also includes interactive features that allow visitors to participate in such activities as building a pyramid and reassembling small vessels from shards.