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2012-03-12 14:49:56

A wooden statue of a king, a private offering chapel, a monumental building and remains of over 80 animal mummies found by a University of Toronto-led team in Abydos, Egypt reveal intriguing information about ritual activity associated with the great gods. Professor Mary-Ann Pouls Wegner of the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations presented her team's findings at a recent meeting of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities. The wooden statue is one of very few...

2011-07-25 10:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute announced today that visitors from every state in the nation and more than 20 other countries have attended Mummies of the World - The Exhibition. This announcement comes a mere month after the exhibition opened at The Franklin Institute on June 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100924/TFILOGO) "This milestone is a testament to the tremendous draw of this groundbreaking exhibition and The Franklin...

2011-07-13 14:59:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, one the oldest mummies ever discovered, joins an astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts in the extraordinary exhibition Mummies of the World, which will make its southern U.S. premiere at Discovery Place on November 11, 2011. The presentation in Charlotte will mark the fourth stop of the exhibition's exclusive seven-city tour. Discovery Place, one of the most visited museums in North...

2011-07-12 04:30:00

HUNTLEY, Ill., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- By providing a mobile CT scan unit free of charge to Chicago's famed The Field Museum for a series of mummy scans this month, Genesis Medical Imaging, Inc. has helped discover ancient secrets, and opened the door to new mysteries. Field scientists were surprised to find only a skull and legs inside the wrappings of one Egyptian mummy and the baskets of four Peruvian specimens simply empty, with no mummies inside. Yet it was all instructive for...

2011-05-11 14:36:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for the highly-anticipated Mummies of the World exhibition, making its East Coast debut at The Franklin Institute on Saturday, June 18, 2011. This astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts includes a 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, one of the oldest child mummies ever discovered (and almost twice as old as King Tut). The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in Pennsylvania, has hosted some of...

2011-04-28 13:28:00

MILWAUKEE, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mummies of the World Touring Company, LLC, producer of the groundbreaking Mummies of the World exhibition, made a charitable donation of $15,000 to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Penfield Children's Center in a special presentation on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at the Milwaukee Public Museum. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/FL91848) Marc Corwin, president and CEO of Mummies of the World Touring Company, LLC, presented the...

2011-04-14 14:06:00

MILWAUKEE, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for some family-friendly fun this Spring Break? Look no further than Mummies of the World, the largest display of real mummies ever assembled, currently on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum. The Museum is offering extended hours Friday, April 15 through Monday, April 25, 2011 from 9am to 9pm to accommodate Spring Break crowds. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110201/FL40571 ) Mummies of the World dispels some of the...

2011-02-11 12:44:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A 6,420-year-old child mummy from Peru, one the oldest child mummies ever discovered, joins an astonishing collection of mummies and related artifacts in the extraordinary exhibition Mummies of the World, which will make its debut at the world-renowned Franklin Institute on June 18, 2011. This prestigious venue has hosted some of the most highly-acclaimed exhibitions, including Body Worlds, King Tut and Cleopatra, to name a few. Mummies of the...

2011-02-01 15:04:00

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of this weekend's looting in Egypt and damage to some of the world's most priceless treasures at the Cairo Museum, Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc., producer of Mummies of the World, the largest collection of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, released the following statement: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110201/FL40571 ) "We are deeply saddened by the devastation that took place at the Cairo...

2010-11-19 13:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mummies of the World, one of the most successful exhibitions in the California Science Center's 13-year history, will be closing on November 28, 2010, leaving those in Los Angeles, interested in viewing the exhibition, only days to attend before it travels to the Milwaukee Public Museum. Since announcing extended hours to accommodate crowds, the exhibition has experienced exceptional attendance over the past several weeks. (Photo:...


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