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Mummies come alive in new exhibit at The Leonardo
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This young woman with long, black hair was naturally mummified in the warm desert air, seated in the burial position typical in Chile before 1400 A.D. She was wrapped in fabric after her death, the impression of which is still visible on her chin and cheeks. She has unusual tattoos; an oval with a dot inside on both breasts and beneath the left corner of her mouth. Little is known about the meaning of these mysterious tattoos.
Photo by Darryl Moran | Courtesy of The Leonardo
This young woman with long, black hair was naturally mummified in the warm desert air, seated in the burial position typical in Chile before 1400 A.D. She was wrapped in fabric after her death, the impression of which is still visible on her chin and cheeks. She has unusual tattoos; an oval with a dot inside on both breasts and beneath the left corner of her mouth. Little is known about the meaning of these mysterious tattoos. Photo by Darryl Moran | Courtesy of The Leonardo
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BY JENNIFER WARDELL

Clipper Staff Writer

SALT LAKE CITY
— It’s a chance to meet the past, face to face.

The “Mummies of the World” exhibit, opening at The Leonardo in Salt Lake this Saturday, Feb. 16, gives visitors an up-close look at people who died hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Real mummies from all five continents are featured in the exhibit, which uses science, technology and history to offer an affecting look at the lives these people lived.

“These are real people,” said Alexandra Hesse, president and CEO of The Leonardo. “They had real lives, just like you and I.”

Read more about the exhibit and see photos from the Clipper’s trip to the exhibit in the Feb. 21 edition of the paper.

jwardell@davisclipper.com 

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