'Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology' Heads to Museums

August 25, 2011
Source: Hero Complex

Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology

Though you may have been disappointed with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a new event centered around everyone's favorite archaeologist should deliver the goods. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hero Complex has just highlighted a new traveling exhibition called Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology. Highlighting the fiction from the films and the real-life history that inspired them, the exhibition features props from the films like the Ark of the Covenant along with objects from ancient Peru, Egypt, and Iraq. There's a preview video to check out below!

Here's a preview for the exhibition that will be traveling the world for six years:

Lucasfilm teamed with National Geographic for the exhibition which is setting sail at the Montreal Science Centre and will head overseas next month. At this time, there's no details on any dates for appearances in the United States, but you can preview some of the objects on display in an image gallery over at Hero Complex. Kyra Bowling, exhibits manager at Lucasfilm says, "We take a look at the inspirations behind the stories that you see in the films, and give the visitor the ability to see the origins of those stories, and the realities of those stories, and where fact meets fiction, and to go into depth about the real-world archaeology behind some of those fun adventures in the films." Pretty cool, right?

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


It premiered in Montreal April 28. It was excellent. Except for the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull parts. Bleh. It will always be a trilogy to me...

David on Aug 25, 2011


Been there in Montreal and it's was like a dream come true, even though I'm in my thirties. All the important artefacts of the films are there, a few inches from your face, with concept arts and costumes. A very nice way to discover real-world archaeology.

Adjio on Aug 25, 2011


As cool as this sounds, Im not giving another dime to George Lucas as best as I can manage.

Voice of Reason on Aug 25, 2011


I miss Don LaFontaine's voice...that guy was pretty bad at impersonating it...

DAVIDPD on Aug 25, 2011


Gonna have to see if that will be near me, I think my daughter will like that.

Jimmy Love on Aug 26, 2011


Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: they chose... poorly.

casting couch on Aug 26, 2011

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