Bomanite Licensee, Shepherd’s Construction Company, Inc. had the opportunity to work with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to create realistic flooring for Seti l’s Tomb. The Dried Earth Texture was created so as to replicate an old mud or earthen sandstone to be used throughout the passageways and burial chamber of the exhibit. 2,000 square feet of the Bomacron Dried Earth texture was installed along with another 4,500 square feet of the Bomacron Coquina Texture, Bomacron San Ysidro Brick, Bomanite Florspartic 100 and Bomanite Custom Polishing Systems.
The largest children’s museum in the world opened the 7,400 square-foot exhibit – National Geographic Treasures of the Earth – in June 2011. This permanent exhibit features three archaeological discoveries in the world and offers visitors the chance to explore the history and arts of ancient Egypt and China as well as the general science of archaeology.
Teams of museum staff members and National Geographic Society experts explored the tomb of ancient Egyptian pharaoh Seti l with famed Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass and worked with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities to create a one of a kind real life experience. In the museum’s new Archaeology Lab, visitors use real science to examine
a CT scan of Seti I’s mummy (the only replica of Seti I’s mummy). A sound and light show helps families work together to interpret the tomb’s hieroglyphs, see real artifacts from the time of Seti I, and reassemble a recreation of the pharaoh’s broken sarcophagus lid.
“This exhibit is a learning experience for all visitors,” said Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO of The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “From the Captain Kidd shipwreck in the Dominican Republic, to the Terra Cotta Warriors of China, and finally to the ancient Egyptian tomb of Seti I, people will have the opportunity to discover some of the world’s most significant treasures, all with a trip to the Children’s Museum.” For more information about The Children’s Museum, visit www.childrensmuseum.org.
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