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Alien Mummy Found In Peru?
2011-11-21 12:11:53

A mummified body and skull, found in Peru, is baffling anthropologists with its grossly elongated skull and large, alien-like eye sockets, iO9.com is reporting. Could this be the proof that modern humans have been waiting for in our search for visitors from another world? The remains include a strangely shaped head, almost as big as its 20-inch body, and were originally believed to be that of a child. However, Spanish and Russian doctors disagree, saying, “It has a non-human...

Prostate Cancer Discovered in Ancient Egyptian Mummy
2011-11-05 04:53:59

Researchers with the Imagens Médicas Integradas (IMI) in Lisbon, Portugal believe that they have discovered the oldest ever case of prostate cancer in Egypt, thanks to scans performed on a 2,250-year-old mummy at the city's National Archaeology Museum. The discovery, which has been detailed in the International Journal of Paleopathology and was also the topic of a Thursday article by Simon Tomlinson of the Daily Mail, comes after IMI researchers discovered tumors between the...

Image 1 - Hospital Tests Reveal Mummy's Secrets
2011-11-03 05:04:43

An ancient Egyptian mummy has had quite an afterlife, traveling more than 6,000 miles, spending six decades in private hands, and finally, in 1989, finding a home at the World Heritage Museum (now the Spurlock Museum) at the University of Illinois. The mummy's travels did not end there, however. It has made two trips to a local hospital — once in 1990 and again this year — for some not-so-routine medical exams. Egyptologists, a radiologist, a pathologist, a physical...

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...

2011-06-07 16:48:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 40 priceless mummies arrived in Philadelphia today under heavy security detail as part of the upcoming Mummies of the World exhibition at The Franklin Institute. This normally hidden portion of exhibition load-in was opened for media coverage by The Franklin Institute for the first time ever. The mummies traveled more than 800 miles from Milwaukee to make their highly-anticipated Philadelphia debut as part of the must-see Mummies of the...

2011-06-01 10:29:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bigpoint Inc., the U.S.-based independent subsidiary of Bigpoint GmbH (http://www.bigpoint.com), the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), today released a teaser trailer and game site for its upcoming action-adventure title, The Mummy Online (http://themummy.bigpoint.com/). Developed in collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, The Mummy Online brings all of the action and adventure...

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...

2011-05-10 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...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'