Photo Gallery: New Iredell Museums exhibit showcases Margaret the Mummy

Posted at 5:48 PM on Mar 30, 2019




Iredell Museums had its grand opening for a new exhibit featuring Margaret the Mummy on Friday night.

“Unraveling Ancient Egypt: A Sensory Tour” centered around Margaret -- North Carolina’s only Egyptian Mummy on permanent display – and the smells, tastes and sounds she might have experienced during her lifetime. For example, visitors were able learn about the minerals used to create the cosmetics of Margaret’s time, discover fascinating details about the mummification process, go on an archaeological dig and even taste foods customary to Egypt.

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