MUMMIES: SECRETS OF THE PHARAOHS
In the late 18th century, with the discovery of the
Rosetta Stone and the subsequent code-cracking that
allowed researchers to understand hieroglyphs, the
popularity of Egypt and its hidden secrets exploded.
Egypt-mania hit the high societies of Paris, New York
But when a few curious antiquities suddenly appeared on
the black market in the 1870s, a handful of people in
the world who could decipher hieroglyphs knew that these
were no ordinary relics, for they bore the marks of
kings. These were different. In spite of all of the
energy and money spent to unearth ancient treasures, no
one had found the tomb of a Pharaoh. Until now.
What is it about mummies? These preserved human time
capsules from ancient Egypt fascinate and intrigue us,
but why? Is it because they blur the line between the
living and the dead? Or is it because they provide such
a powerfully visual window to our ancient past? Whatever
the reason, there is little doubt that mummies are some
of the world’s most spellbinding subjects. And Egypt is
one of the most fascinating civilizations, in large part
because of the great mummies that have been discovered
there in modern times.
Narrated by actor Christopher Lee (The Lord Of The
Rings, Star Wars, and the original 1959 film The Mummy),
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs explores the mysterious
world of ancient Egypt through the fabric of its ancient
mummies. The Egyptians’ mummy-making culture was not the
first, the last, or even the longest. But to many, it
was the greatest.
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Located at the MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
401 Southwest Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
information: 954-467-MODS • IMAX ® showtimes: 954-463-IMAX
Open 365 days a year including Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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located across the street from the museum. Metered
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are several parking lots located one block east of the museum.