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Dubai: Meet a 3.2 million-year-old Egyptian mummy and other mysterious objects at Expo 2020

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The international fair has exposed some of the most esoteric artifacts at the Ethiopian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Amazing attractions

Expo 2020 Dubai provides unique wonders. Here, there are exposed rare objects, such as moon rocks, a copy of the Holy Quran, a model of Space x rocket, and an Egyptian mummy.

Thus, these products can be admired at the Ethiopian Pavilion and also at the US, Ethiopian, and Egyptian Pavilion. However, much effort has been made in order to keep the attractions safe.

At the US Pavilion

The US pavilion is the perfect place for people who love to discover the mystery of outer space. Here, they have the opportunity to watch closely a Moon rock that is 3.8 billion years old. Due to the last mission to the Moon of the crew of Apollo 17 astronauts in 1972, the piece is now existing on Earth. Moreover, this rock is regarded as one of the biggest samples obtained from the Moon.

In addition, the US pavilion will also display another lunar rock. Thus, a Martian meteorite sampler will be exposed in this section. This meteorite is discovered in Antarctica, during the 2012-2013 season.

Furthermore, the pavilion unveiled a rare copy of the Holy Quran. The copy has been once owned by Thomas Jefferson, the first US President. Thus, for the first time traveling outside the United States, the Holy Book was safely transported. As a result, the two-volume book was brought in a wooden crate with four inches of padding. Also, the book had a sensor detector of temperature changes and vibrations.

Admittedly, the tallest item of Expo 2020 is also revealed at the US Pavilion. Thus, a one-to-one scale replica of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is now delighting the visitors.

At the Ethiopian Pavilion

The oldest trace of humanity is the exhibit of this pavilion which highlights the importance of exploring humans’ origin. Discovered in 1974 among a maze of ravines at Hadar in northern Ethiopia, “Lucy” is a 3.2-million-year-old fossil.

The anthropologist Donald Johanson and his student Tom Gray gave the fossil this nickname.

At the Egyptian Pavilion

This pavilion also focuses on the beauty of special artifacts. Therefore, this exposition is showcasing a royal mummy which is older than three thousand years old.

In addition, there is also displayed a group of modern replicas of King Tutankhamun and the coffin of priest Psamtik.

 

 

 

 

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