The largest children’s museum in the world has just opened a brand new $4.3 million, 7,400 square-foot exhibit – National Geographic Treasures of the Earth. This permanent exhibit features three of the most incredible and fascinating archaeological discoveries in the world and will offer visitors the chance to explore the history and arts of anient Egypt and China as well as the general science of archaeology – all in a very fun, hands-on way!
Teams of museum staff members and National Geographic Society experts explored the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Seti I with famed Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass. It is the longest, deepest and most ornate in the famed Valley of the Kings and in the museum’s new Archaeology Lab, visitors use real science to examine a CT scan of Seti I’s mummy (the only replica of Seti I’s mummy). A sound and light show helps families work together to interpret the tomb’s hieroglyphs, see real artifacts from the time of Seti I, and reassemble a recreation of the pharaoh’s broken sarcophagus lid. One of several authentic artifacts on display is Seti I’s cup made of faience. The cup was probably used as a votive offering in one of Seti I temples.
That’s not all!