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The Science of Mummification

Join us for a graphic look at the science of mummification. This is not one for the squeamish.

Have you thought about?

  • What is a mummy?
  • What is the difference between a natural and an artificial mummy?
  • How did the ancient Egyptians mummify their corpses?
  • What is the oldest mummy?

WHEN AND WHERE

Japan Theatre: Main Foyer
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

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Learn About

Why a body breaks down when it dies, how mummification can occur naturally, and the process behind creating an artificial mummy.

For Educators

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  • Sunday 26 November, 2017

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  • Monday 27 November, 2017

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