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Hollywood Myths vs. Mummy Realities

Panel discussion at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.  

UCLA Egyptologists Dr. Emily Cole, Dr. Kara Cooney, Dr. Eric Wells, and host of theTalk Nerdy Podcast, Cara Santa Maria, review classic mummy films and discuss the science in the fiction. Ever wonder if the Well of the Souls exists, as in Raiders of the Lost Ark? Is there any evidence that aliens built the pyramids, as suggested in Stargate? And how realistic are the mummies and objects in The Mummy? Join us for a lively conversation discussing why people love ancient Egypt and how they romanticize it.

6:30 PM: Doors open
7 PM: Discussion/Lecture followed by Q&A
8 PM: Explore Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs exhibit
9:30 PM: Program Concludes

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