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Field Museum to display rare mummies

Associated Press

2:42 p.m. CST, January 15, 2012
The Field Museum plans a rare display of mummies from its own collection, many of which haven’t been seen by the public since the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893.

The exhibit – which runs Feb 17 through April 22 – will feature more than 20 mummies from Egypt and Peru, including complete humans and animals. Several will be displayed in their original 19th century cases and some date to 5,500 years old, according to museum officials.

Field Museum to display rare mummies