Around 5000 years ago the ancient Egyptians established an extraordinary and enduring civilization. Learning through chapters of the World’s History, no doubt the Egyptian History is one full of mysteries and unraveling moments but a very distinguished one from the rest of the world. Mummies have played a paramount role in telling us more about the lives of Ancient Egyptians.
Many cultures around the world have sought to mummify their dead, but Ancient Egyptians are perhaps the best known mummy-makers. Egyptian Afterlife beliefs is the root for the mummification of their bodies, though initially, mummification was so expensive that it was a privilege enjoyed only by the Pharaoh and a few favorites. According to the Ancient Egyptians, the body was made up of several parts: the ba or soul, the ka or life force, and aj, the force of divine inspiration of life. To survive in the afterlife, the ka needed the corpse to remain intact, and that was only possible through technique of mummification.
Learning about this process and what it meant for the ancient Egyptian civilization will surely take a long time, but instead it could turn into a marvelous journey to a more understanding knowledge if you visit the South Florida Science Museum any day now through April 18th, 2015.
The video played above is a reliable endorsement of all you will discover at the Afterlife: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt exhibition that through more than 200 authentic artifacts will pave the way for everyone to familiarize with how Ancient Egyptians conceived the afterlife.
Some of the artifacts in the Afterlife Exhibition at the South Florida Science Museum, recently toured Asia and are on display in the Quantum Foundation Hall of Exploration. A full-size reproduction of the burial chamber of Thutmose III (1490-1436 B.C.), a Ramesside male mummy believed to be the son of Ramses II and several other mummies are some of the highlights of this exhibition which takes you to discover how the ancient Egyptians viewed the mystery of what comes after we die. But it also includes some 3,000 year-old artifacts that go from jewelry, painted reliefs, implements used in religious rituals to coffins, handmade pots, figurines of mythical creatures, jars and more.
Egyptians stopped making mummies between the fourth and seventh century AD, when many Egyptians became Christians. It’s estimated that, over a 3000-year period, more than 70 million mummies were made in Egypt and now you have a chance to meet some of them and at least be the spectator & have your mind get to the bottom of the legacy of a wonderful civilization.
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach, FL 33405 and tickets for Afterlife: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt exhibition cost $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12, $14.95 for seniors aged 62 and older. Children under 3 are free. There are discounts every Monday (9am-5pm).
Afterlife is organized by UEG and the Bolton Council and the exhibition features the largest selection of antiquities ever loaned by British museums for display in North America!
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