unraveling ancient egypt: a sensory tour March 29-August 10
A new exhibit at Iredell Museums will allow visitors to unravel the mysteries of life in Egypt 3,000 years ago. “Unraveling Ancient Egypt: A Sensory Tour” centers 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 can 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. A grand opening for the exhibit is set for Friday, March 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Iredell Museums, 134 Court Street, Statesville. Admission is free and open to the public and beer and wine will be served. To learn more, call 704-873-7347.