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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...

2011-08-24 15:22:00

More than 100 Artifacts Included in Exhibition; Full Slate of Programs Planned NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Frist Center for the Visual Arts again welcomes a spectacular exhibition of Egyptian art and artifacts as To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum opens in the Ingram Gallery Oct. 7, 2011, and remains on view through Jan. 8, 2012. To Live Forever was organized by the Brooklyn Museum and includes 119 objects selected from its...

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...

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...