Anubis lands in downtown St. Paul to make ready the way for King Tut

From “Pig’s Eye” Parrant to John Dillinger to Jesse “The Body” Ventura, downtown St. Paul has seen its share of larger-than-life characters—but even so, a 26-foot, 10-ton Egyptian god is bound to raise a few eyebrows. A giant statue of Anubis, the jackal-headed majordomo of the afterlife, was installed in Landmark Plaza on Tuesday to advertise Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, a major exhibit opening February 18 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman gamely showed up to apply a St. Continue Reading

Science Museum of Minnesota puts its mummy under the x-ray

On Friday afternoon, staff from the Science Museum of Minnesota took the museum’s mummy—the preserved remains of a man who lived in Egypt over 3,000 years ago—to the Children’s Hospital in St. Paul to undergo a CT scan. The scan yielded a three-dimensional image of the mummy’s interior; after study, the results will be made public in conjunction with the upcoming exhibit Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.

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