Unearthing Ancient Egypt

Unearthing Ancient Egypt gallery as if you were about to walk in. Pictured at the forefront is a mummy wrapped in traditional linens dating back to 332 BC. In the background is a black coffin with intricate design and art that dates back to between 1479 and 1336 BC.

Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Treasures of Egypt Here For You To Explore

Step into an ancient Egyptian tomb, discover how ancient Egyptians lived, and learn what they required for a pleasant afterlife. Through a collection of breathtaking authentic Egyptian treasures and the magic of Computed Tomography (CT) imagery, you’ll be able to explore two mummies—inside and out!

In this fascinating exhibit, you’ll not only take in our amazing collection of authentic Egyptian treasures, but you’ll find out how forensic anthropologists reconstruct facial features. Unearthing Ancient Egypt is an iconic exhibit that has been explored and loved by generations of Quad Citians.

Putnam Preview: Investigating Egyptian Artifacts

Join Putnam staff member Matt in this virtual tour of Unearthing Ancient Egypt as he investigates artifacts included in ancient Egyptian burial ceremonies.

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