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Nosy scientists, armed with increasingly complicated technology, are unearthing dirty little secrets sealed for millennia in the tombs of ancient Egypt. DNA tests, a staple on Jerry Springer and Maury Povich, also dug up skeletons in King Tut's closet. In true Springer style, Tutankhamen married his sister and their parents were also siblings. That was common enough among royals back then, but creepy enough to induce a shudder now. The lure of ancient Egypt--tombs, mummies and no Brendan Fraser in sight--is the draw of Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs, an IMAX show at the Museum of Nature and Science. The big-screen documentary is a mixture of high-tech science, archeology and CSI. Except David Caruso isn't delivering groan-inducing one-liners clad in aviator sunglasses. The guys are the real deal: Forensic scientists painstakingly piecing together the puzzle of the past using bone fragments and records. This research isn't for kicks; scientists hope their findings will advance genetics and medicine. Narrated by Christopher Lee, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharoahs runs through September 22 at the Museum of Nature and Science IMAX Theater, 1318 S. 2nd Ave. Tickets are $5 to $7. For show times and more information visit natureandscience.org.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: April 11. Continues through Sept. 22, 2011