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Unearthing history with mummy exhibit

Mimi Leveque, Peabody Essex Museum conservator; Becca Melius curator at Boston’s Museum of Science; and Rebecca Barber, an intern, examined a mummy.

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Mimi Leveque, Peabody Essex Museum conservator; Becca Melius curator at Boston’s Museum of Science; and Rebecca Barber, an intern, examined a mummy.

Mimi Leveque, Peabody Essex Museum conservator; Becca Melius curator at Boston’s Museum of Science; and Rebecca Barber, an intern, examined a mummy Tuesday in preparation for the Boston museum’s ‘‘Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science’’ exhibit, which opens Sunday. The exhibit will include amummy prototype in its ‘‘unwrapping’’ stage. View more photos here.

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