Unearth a 5,000-year-old mummy wrapping at the celebrated Museum of Fine Arts. Located in the new Origins of Ancient Egypt exhibit, this rare relic from the Royal Imperial Period (and possibly the Trajan reign) is made of preserved painted linen. Not so thrilled with ragged body coverings? The massive museum collection numbers nearly half a million objects, so take your pick from Italian Renaissance tin-glazed earthenware, Impressionist paintings by Renoir, or centuries-old Asian scrolls. Plan on at least half a day sifting through the treasures, well worth an afternoon of fine arts.

Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
617-267-9300
www.mfa.org