Everyone's favorite archaeology professor has unearthed Nazi schemes, plotting Soviet agents, and other foes -- but it's the historical mythologies scattered throughout the Indiana Jones franchise that will be the focus of the National Geographic Society's Adventures of Archaeology exhibition. The Ark of the Covenant, The Holy Grail, and crystal skulls have all found their place in this long-running adventure series. Visitors to Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology will finally have a hands-on and interactive way to learn more about their real-life origins.
"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," exhibits manager Kyra Bowling recently told Hero Complex. Science, history, and film -- with the help of some real-life archaeology geniuses -- have joined forces for the multimedia exhibit. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the props, models, concept art, and set designs from the Lucasfilm Archives, real-world ancient artifacts, and more.
Currently, the exhibition is at Montreal's Science Center, but Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology will be making its way across the world on a six-year long journey that Indy would probably approve of. Hit the exhibit website for more details and to find out when the hardboiled hero will be coming to a city near you.