Reading Rainbow

Season 6 Episode 9

Mummies Made in Egypt

Aired Weekdays 2:30 PM Mar 30, 1989 on PBS



  • Trivia

    • This episode was filmed mostly at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. A female mummy's medical exam appointment was filmed at Bronson Methodist hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

  • Quotes

    • LeVar: Wow. I can't believe we're actually standing next to real mummies. They're over three thousand years old and what makes them even more special is we know who they were.

    • LeVar: You know, it's important to take care of treasures from the past so that people can continue to admire, study, and read about them.

    • LeVar: Museums are like giant time capsules that give us glimpses into the past. The more we discover about other times and places, like ancient Egypt, the more there is to discover.

  • Notes

    • Featured Books:

      Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki
      I Can Be an Archeologist by Robert B. Pickering
      Bill and Pete Go Down the Nile by Tomie DePaola
      Visiting the Art Museum by Laurene Krasny and Marc Brown

    • This episode, along with "Digging Up Dinosaurs", appears on the Buried Treasures DVD.

    • The book, Mummies Made in Egypt, was originally featured on the WVIZ/Cleveland series Through the Pages, which happened to be Reading Rainbow's direct antecedent.

  • Allusions