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Institute exhibit puts 200 objects from ancient Egypt on view

Peter Lacovara stands near the lid and cover sections of mummy Ankhefenmut’s coffin. Both pieces, on loan from museums in Vienna and London, are part of “GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies” at the Albany Institute of History & Art. Lacovara is guest curator of the exhibit.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Peter Lacovara stands near the lid and cover sections of mummy Ankhefenmut’s coffin. Both pieces, on loan from museums in Vienna and London, are part of “GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies” at the Albany Institute of History & Art. Lacovara is guest curator of the exhibit.
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Egyptians loved their coffins. “It was more expensive than a house,” said Dr. Peter Lacovara, an expert on Egyptian culture. “But it was your house forever.” It’s now open house for the coffin of mummy Ankhefenmut, longtime resident of the Albany Institute of History & Art. The museum’s newest exhibit, GE Presents: The Mystery of the Albany Mummies, opens today and features the reunification of the Egyptian priest and sculptor’s final resting place. WHERE: Albany ...


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