Great Autumn Exhibitions

As the temperatures slide on our thermometers and the leaves assume a fiery hue, we wanted to keep you up to date with the news that some fabulous exhibitions will be on show this autumn in Europe and the United States.

Please be sure to check these out:

Mummies of the World. Mummies of the World presents 150 human and animal mummies and related artifacts from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt, showing how science can shed light on the historical and cultural record. The exhibition will include interactive multimedia exhibits which illustrate how such tools like computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, DNA analysis and radiocarbon dating permit researchers to deduce facts about the lives, history and cultures of the mummies. Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA) through October 23, 2011.

Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets. Body Parts: Ancient Egyptian Fragments and Amulets features over thirty representations of individual body parts from the Museum’s ancient Egyptian collection, using both fragments of sculptures and objects created as distinct elements to illuminate the very realistic depiction of individual body parts in canonical Egyptian sculpture. Ancient Egyptian artists were careful to portray each part of the human body in respect with the significance of every noted detail. Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York (USA) through November 27, 2011.

Underground Revolution: 8.000 Years of Istanbul. Underground Revolution: 8.000 Years of Istanbul showcases remarkable finds which were uncovered in one of the most important archeological excavations of recent Turkish history: the Yanikapi dig in Istanbul, which revealed Neolithic settlements dating back 8.500 years, including a unique collection of over thirty sunken vessels. As the actual artifacts are too fragile to move, the exhibition presents them through photographs, information panels and laser digital demonstrations. Istanbul Centre in Brussels, Belgium through November 30, 2011.


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James Blake Wiener is the Communications Director at Ancient History Encyclopedia. Trained as a historian and researcher, and previously a professor, James is chiefly interested in cross-cultural exchange, world history, and international relations. Aside from his work at AHE, James is an avid Arabist, devotee of romance languages (French, Portuguese, and Spanish), reggaetoñero, and fan of ice hockey.