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2008-07-31 12:00:44

By Stephanie Schomer, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 31--We probably could have done without this resurrection. "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," the third installment in the franchise, may satisfy your need to see Brendan Fraser once again crush the corpses of evil rulers and their soldiers, but the movie is too aspirational, too showy, and has lost most of the charm that caused moviegoers to fall in love with the first two films. ------ THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR...

2008-07-31 06:00:40

By Phil Villarreal, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 31--WHOEVER BURIED THE DRAGON EMPEROR -- a cursed Chinese super-mummy waiting to bust out and enslave China -- really didn't want him to be discovered. In "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," adventurer Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford), son of series protagonist Rick (Brendan Fraser), dodges collapsing walls and eludes crossbow machines that fire arrows. Then sand starts pouring out of a mega moon roof. After all that, Alex has to...

2008-07-15 09:00:39

AOL and Universal Pictures have teamed to debut a thrilling online adventure for movie fans and gamers alike: "The Dragon Emperor's Challenge" - a series of eight games inspired by Universal Pictures' upcoming epic adventure "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor." The promotion also includes a sweepstakes with daily prize giveaways and Grand Prizes valued at more than $20,000. "The Dragon Emperor's Challenge" is available exclusively on Moviefone, http://www.moviefone.com, one of the Web's...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

Government censors reportedly are demanding changes be made to The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor before the movie is released in China. Starring Brendan Fraser, Michelle Yeoh and Jet Li, the third installment in the Mummy franchise was filmed in China. Variety.com said that before it hits theaters in that country, however, censors want some changes made to the action flick. The State Administration for Radio, Film and Television confirmed to the entertainment industry trade...

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2008-05-07 10:35:28

Digital medical imaging and information technology from Carestream Health, Inc., is playing a key role in helping The Field Museum of Chicago discover and analyze secrets hidden within its world-class collections.Carestream Health has donated a computed radiography (CR) system that enables The Field Museum"”for the first time"”to capture, archive and share digital x-ray images from more than one million priceless specimens and artifacts in its Anthropology collection. The Field...

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2007-12-22 18:20:00

CAIRO, Egypt -- Months after Egypt boldly announced that archaeologists had identified a mummy as the most powerful queen of her time, scientists in a museum basement are still analyzing DNA from the bald, 3,500-year-old corpse to try to back up the claim aired on TV. Progress is slow. So far, results indicate the linen-wrapped mummy is most likely, but not conclusively, the female pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled for 20 years in the 15th century B.C. Running its own ancient-DNA lab is a...

2007-11-05 03:00:10

THE linen wrapped mummy of King Tut was put on public display for the first time today - 85 years after the 3,000-year-old boy pharaoh's golden enshrined tomb and mummy were discovered in Luxor's Valley of the Kings. Archaeologists removed the mummy from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb, momentarily pulling aside a white linen covering to reveal his shrivelled leather-like black face and body. The mummy of the 19-year-old pharaoh, whose life and deathhas captivated people for...

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2007-11-04 09:00:00

By ANNA JOHNSON LUXOR, Egypt - The face of King Tut was unshrouded in public for the first time on Sunday - 85 years after the 3,000-year-old boy pharaoh's golden enshrined tomb and mummy were discovered in Luxor's famed Valley of the Kings. Archeologists removed the mummy from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb, momentarily pulling aside a white linen covering to reveal a shriveled leathery black face and body. The mummy of the 19-year-old pharaoh, whose life and death has...

2007-10-02 19:00:19

WASHINGTON (AP) - Children sacrificed by the Inca appear to have been "fattened up" in a yearlong ritual, new research suggests. Researchers studied hair from the heads and in small bags accompanying four mummies of children sacrificed in Inca rituals. Their findings are reported in Tuesday's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The children's hair had been cut first a year and then six months before they were killed. By studying the chemicals preserved in the hair...

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2007-09-20 03:00:08

By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID WASHINGTON - Researchers have solved the mystery of the boy in the iron coffin. The cast-iron coffin was discovered by utility workers in Washington two years ago. Smithsonian scientists led by forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley set about trying to determine who was buried in it, so the body could be placed in a new, properly marked grave. The body was that of 15-year-old William Taylor White, who died in 1852 and was buried in the Columbia College cemetery, they...