The exhibition presents fascinating mummies and artifacts on loan from world museums, universities, scientific organizations and private collections from around the world.
We will look into the lives of people from different epochs and regions of the world, including Europe, South America and ancient Egypt. We will also reveal unexpected secrets about past civilizations and cultures.
"The exhibition is unique because it shows us how science creates a kind of time machine that allows us to look into the lives of ancient people from all over the world.”the exhibition creators define.
Baron Von HolzA nobleman who died during the Thirty Years' War. The descendants of his own family discovered his body in 1806 in a medieval crypt. Thanks to the right conditions, his body was mummified and remained perfectly preserved, including clothing and distinctive high-quality leather boots.
The Vác Mummies The prosperous town of Vác, Hungary, hid a deadly killer. Tuberculosis, which killed many of its inhabitants, including a young married couple named Orlovits and their three children. Their mummies were discovered in 1994 in a long forgotten underground crypt. Their bodies mummified by the perfect natural conditions.
The Burns CollectionA series of mummies created to be used to teach anatomy on at the beginning of the 19th century. Allen Burns - Scottish anatomy professor had extraordinary anatomical skills and prepared several bodies in a way so that blood vessels, arteries, veins, muscles, organs, and other body structures were fully visible. The exact mummification technique that he used is still a mystery today.
Egyptian priest Nes-HorHis name means "the one who belongs to Horus." He worked as a priest at the temple of Min in the city of Khent-Min City. Arthritis and a broken left hip were diagnosed on his mummified body. At the same time, the inscriptions on his sarcophagus suggest that his family was very well looked after.
Egyptian animal mummiesThe ancient Egyptians mummified not only human but also animal bodies. Scientists have revealed a very special relationship with animals, especially cats that have been worshiped as the living representations of Gods. Among the exhibits is the body of the sacred bird ibis, a fish, a dog and a crocodile. These animals were to accompany the members of the royal family into eternity.
MUMABA perfect reproduction of the original Egyptian mummification performed by doctors on a human body for the first time after 2800 years. In 1994, a team of scientists created imitations of embalming tools and following ancient Egyptian records mummified a body of a man.
The Mummies of the World exhibition was created in the United States in collaboration with renowned scientists, archaeologists, doctors and anthropologists. Over 1,6 million people visited the exhibition in the US and therefore it became the most visited show of its kind.
JVS GROUP has gained a worldwide reputation by organizing large world exhibitions such as Titanic, Body The Exhibition, or Cosmos Discovery, thanks to which they have been entrusted with the European premiere of the Mummies of the World exhibition.
American scientists, along with universities, collaborated on creating the show. However, several world museums and private collectors have also participated. This has made it possible to create a unique collection of original mummies and other artifacts.
The exhibition Mummies of the World with its range of historical and scientific value, is one of a kind. This is the largest collection of mummies in the world.
At the Mummies of the World exhibition you will only see original exhibits. You will not only see the Egyptian mummies, which are well known in Czech. Mummies were found on all continents.
Top secret rituals and medical methods were used for mummification, as well as the influence of natural conditions. Some mummies were also created quite accidentally, for example by placing dead bodies in underground crypts or drowning in peat bogs.
Mummification was common even in Czech and original mummies can be found in the Czech Republic, whether donated from abroad or created in the Czech Republic. These mummies, which are often parts of historical collections of chateaus or churches, can be found in the Czech Footprint.
THE CZECH FOOTPRINT