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Dinosaurs, Mummies, and Ancient Jewels — Oh My!

One of the largest natural history museums in the world, the Field Museum is tucked away in the heart of Chicago's metropolitan setting with striking displays of caryatids and massive Ionic columns.

Of the countless exhibits at the Field Museum, unquestionably the most famous is that of Sue the T. Rex. Sue is the largest T. Rex species ever discovered and the most complete. Fossil hunter Sue Henderson initially discovered Sue and is named after her. 

Cyrus Tang Hall of China covers over 5,000 years of Chinese history and society from an anthropological perspective, focusing on the agriculture and economy of early villages. 

Inside Ancient Egypt looks into the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians and how they viewed death. 

The exhibit houses canopic jars, which were used to store and preserve organs such as the lungs, liver, intestines, and stomach of the deceased during the mummification process. Ancient Egyptians believed the deceased needed them for their eternal life after death.

Each organ was protected by one of the Four Sons of Horus: Duamutef (stomach), Hapy (lungs), Imsety (liver), and Qebehsenuef (intestines).

(The jackal head is Duamutef, the baboon head is Hapy, the human head is Imsety, and the falcon head is Qebehsenuef.) 

First Kings fo Europe displays 700 exquisite objects — including Roman jewelry.

For Roman women, jewelry was not just about appearances. They considered gold jewelry a part of their property and used it as a source of wealth in emergencies. 

Field Museum offers a plethora of mesmerizing artifacts to discover for history and science lovers alike, from ancient times to recent scientific discoveries.


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