From deep within The Field Museum’s vaults comes the mysterious world of mummies. Opening the Vaults: Mummies gives a rare, up-close look at mummies—some not on public view for over a century—and the new discoveries by Field Museum scientists. Showcasing a unique selection of over 20 mummies—including one of the oldest mummies in the world—discover why mummification was not just for royal Egyptians.

Don’t miss Opening the Vaults: Mummies, for a limited time, only at The Field Museum. To learn more, explore the options below.

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explore more

Find out more about Egyptian and South American mummies through photos and videos.

behind the scenes

Discover why and how people mummified their dead, and see what CT scans reveal.