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2011-06-09 05:20:00

A Harvard expert in cultural heritage microbiology reports that a "fingerprint" left behind by ancient Egyptian microbes might indicate that King Tut's burial was conducted hastily. The pharaoh's tomb includes elaborately painted walls covered with dark brown spots that mar almost every surface.  However, despite nearly a century of scientific investigation, the precise identity of these spots remains a mystery.  So Harvard microbiologist Ralph Mitchell set out to find an...

2010-10-25 15:23:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the 50th anniversary of the donation of the world's most famous diamond to the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Channel will premiere a one-hour special, MYSTERY OF THE HOPE DIAMOND on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Academy Award® and Golden Globe®-winning actress Kim Basinger will narrate the special. The film tells the definitive story of the gem, mixing history, science and legend. It...

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2010-06-30 12:10:00

The New Scientist reported this week that King Tut's mummy might have been sabotaged in order to hide his less than endowed genitalia. Scientists have long speculated the cause of famed King Tutankhamen's death to be because of a bone disorder and a bad case of malaria.  However, a group of German researchers overruled that diagnosis last week by saying the 19-year-old pharaoh suffered from sickle-cell anemia.  Sickle-cell anemia is a genetic abnormality in red blood cells that...

2010-06-29 07:55:00

On Exhibit At The Beverly Hills Public Library Spring and Summer 2010 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- THE FIRST MANUSCRIPT EXHIBIT, EVER, TO EXPLORE DEATH, DISEASE AND DISASTER IN THE WHITE HOUSE Including These Rare and Exciting Manuscripts: LINCOLN IGNORES WARNING OF ASSASSINATION: "I WILL TAKE CARE OF MYSELF" LINCOLN'S PHYSICIAN'S BLOOD-STAINED ACCOUNT OF THE PRESIDENT'S DEATHBED AND AUTOPSY GARFIELD'S TERRIBLE PREDICTION: IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GUARD AGAINST...

2010-05-20 05:11:00

DENVER, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs will make its Denver debut as a blockbuster exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. Both The Westin Tabor Center and the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel are major hotel sponsors of the King Tut Exhibition and are offering a King Tut Package, which includes an overnight stay and two VIP tickets to the exhibit which allows guests immediate entry to the exhibition and an opportunity to view the exhibit any time during...

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2010-02-17 06:25:00

King Tutankhamun, the young pharaoh that died at the age of 19 in 1324 B.C., suffered from many disorders, but the most likely cause of his death was a severe case of malaria and a degenerative bone disease, according to researchers. Several mummies that were part of the study showed DNA evidence of malaria, but it was King Tut that caught the attention of scientists. To their knowledge this was "the oldest genetic proof of malaria in precisely dated mummies." The advancement in...

2009-06-26 09:17:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Doors will open tomorrow for "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," a touring exhibition featuring more than 100 authentic artifacts from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh King Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites. The exhibition will be on display at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis from June 27 to October 25, 2009, its first Midwest showing following the U.S. premiere in Atlanta. Most artifacts in the exhibition have never...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.