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2011-05-10 10:00:00

Exhibition Features 36 Accidental Mummies on Loan From the Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato DALLAS, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They were miners, fathers, soldiers, farmers and children. They are revered by their descendents and have been visited by millions. They are rare, shocking ... and completely accidental. Now, they are making their Southwest U.S. debut in The Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato exhibition. The Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato is a 10,000 square-foot...

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...

2007-08-31 16:00:00

HARTFORD, Conn. -- People who lived in the mining town of Guanajuato, Mexico, more than a century ago left behind a scientific mother lode: their own accidentally mummified bodies. Scientists are conducting what they say is the first intensive examination of more than 100 bodies mummified in the city, while stored in aboveground crypts from the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. The bodies from the Guanajuato's Museo de las Momias (Museum of the Mummies) are believed to be the largest mummy...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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