News from: Museum of Ancient Wonders
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. — From treasures of the pharaoh to the mystical ritual of African masks to Mesozoic dinosaur skeletons, the newly launched Museum of Ancient Wonders (MoAW) will surely awe visitors when it opens to the public for the first time Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Cathedral Gateway Plaza on the corner of Highway 111 and Date Palm Drive.
More than 200 reproduction artifacts and laboratory fossil casts gathered from 30 museums worldwide will be on view from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
From the artisans of the Pharaonic Village and the Egyptian Art Center in Egypt, Tutankhamun: Wonderful Things is a dazzling collection of reproductions of Tutankhamun’s legendary treasures recreating the richest archaeological find of all time. Replicas of the pharaoh’s sacred and personal possessions (including his magnificent state chariot, golden shrines, beds, thrones, jewelry, spectacular funerary mask, mummy case, and royal mummy) along with associated artifacts from the period surrounding Tutankhamun’s reign reconstruct both the historic discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter and the life and times of Egypt’s celebrated boy king.
Faces of Africa is a critically acclaimed collection of 38 authentic reproductions of ancient masks, murals, and sculptures celebrating 3,500 years of African tribal art and traditions faithfully recreated by award-winning artist Richard W. Jones.
Mesozoica: The Age of Dinosaurs includes casts of rare and important fossil discoveries from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. This prestigious collection includes three fully mounted skeletons, skulls, claws, and eggs, gathered from such revered museums as the Smithsonian Institution, the American Museum of Natural History, The Royal Ontario Museum, and the Carnegie Museum, as well as many others.
Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and military. Field trips for school groups are available.
69028-B East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA, 92234