‘Annie,’ the 2,300-year-old mummy who wears flip-flops
Would-be Egyptologists in South Florida have a chance to see a real mummy this weekend at the Museum of Discovery and Science.
“Annie,” the 2,300-year-old mummy that serves as a centerpiece for the Fort Lauderdale museum’s new Egypt exhibit, was unveiled Wednesday morning.
“One of the things I love, you can see she’s wearing little thong sandals, you know, flip-flops, just like anyone would wear now,” conservator Mimi Leveque wrote in a statement.
Besides Annie, who is on loan from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, visitors have a chance to see a life-size 3D printed version of the unwrapped mummy, Egyptian artifacts, animal and human mummies.
The new exhibit, Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, opens Saturday at the museum, 401 SW Second St., and runs through April 30.