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November 10, 2010 10:35 ET

Downtown Baton Rouge Hotel Is Wrapped Up in the Mummies Exhibit

'Secrets of the Pharaohs' Revealed in 3D Spectacular

BATON ROUGE, LA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2010) -  The arts and sciences of the universe run deep in Baton Rouge with unlimited opportunities for exploration at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum where a special exhibit unveiling ancient Egyptian secrets is only one of the mesmerizing exhibits on display. Guests of Baton Rouge hotels near LSU and the Louisiana Art and Science Museum have an excellent opportunity to explore a variety of galleries, large-format films, sky shows, programs and events while enjoying well-appointed accommodations and convenient access to many area attractions.

The spectacular 3D Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs explores the mysterious world of ancient Egypt through the fabric of its ancient mummies. Piecing together bits of archeological and genetic clues has opened a unique look back into time revealing the secrets of Egyptian pharaohs and an increased understanding of a culture many know so little about. As a result of ambitious computer graphics and dramatic reconstructions, this exciting film reveals the story of one of the greatest discoveries in modern history -- a cache of 40 mummies including the legendary Rameses the Great and 11 other Egyptian Kings. For show times and additional information regarding the exhibit, which will continue at the ExxonMobile Space Theatre through Feb. 27, 2011, please visit http://www.lasm.org/.

This exciting masterpiece is featured at the LASM and is an excellent reason to make Baton Rouge a travel destination. Louisiana travelers will find accommodations at the Marriott's Baton Rouge Conference Center hotel convenient, whether traveling by land or air. Guest rooms include wireless high-speed Internet access, lavish bedding ensembles with feather comforters and down surround pillows, individual climate control, in-room coffee/tea service and spacious work desks for busy travelers. This LSU hotel's accommodations also include on-site dining options at the Café Acadian, a popular choice among Cajun restaurants in Baton Rouge, where Creole-style menus are offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just steps away, guests can enjoy fine Certified Angus Beef at Sullivan's Steak House or other local favorites such as Romano's Macaroni Grill, On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, Jason's Deli or Albasha Greek and Lebanese Restaurant, just to name a few.

About the Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel

The Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel is a popular venue choice for both business and social gatherings, providing 20,000 square feet of flexible Baton Rouge meeting space. With professional event planners on staff, state-of-the-art meeting equipment and services as well as professional catering, the Baton Rouge Marriott is a perfect choice whether planning large corporate meetings or small intimate gatherings. The hotel's spacious 6,050 square foot ballroom can easily facilitate business conferences, networking events or elegant weddings.