BUFFALO, N.Y. - A never-before-seen collection of mummies from all over the world is now on display at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
"Mummies of the World" features 40 human and animal mummies from Europe, South America, and Egypt.
More than a dozen institutions loaned mummies and artifacts for the traveling exhibition which is at the museum for a limited time.
Mummies aren't just bandaged-wrapped bodies from ancient Egypt like many people think. Many of the bodies on display were naturally preserved in crypts or bogs where the conditions were just right.
Mummies not only allow us to learn about the past and how people lived but give a glimpse into the future, especially when it comes to medicine.