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2011-03-17 09:30:00

MILWAUKEE, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled welcomed its 300,000th visitor yesterday - just nine months after its July 1, 2010 world premiere in Los Angeles. Currently on display at the Milwaukee Public Museum, this groundbreaking exhibition is quickly becoming one of the most popular attractions in the country, drawing visitors from nearly all 50 states to Milwaukee and helping the Museum achieve a one-day record...

2011-03-02 11:56:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bigpoint Inc., the US-based independent subsidiary of Bigpoint GmbH (http://www.bigpoint.com), the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOG), today announced that the company is creating a new online game based on the iconic Universal Monsters through an agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing. Universal Monsters will become a game along with the previously announced The Mummy Online game....

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...

2011-02-01 15:04:00

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of this weekend's looting in Egypt and damage to some of the world's most priceless treasures at the Cairo Museum, Marc Corwin, president of American Exhibitions, Inc., producer of Mummies of the World, the largest collection of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, released the following statement: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110201/FL40571 ) "We are deeply saddened by the devastation that took place at the Cairo...

2010-11-19 13:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mummies of the World, one of the most successful exhibitions in the California Science Center's 13-year history, will be closing on November 28, 2010, leaving those in Los Angeles, interested in viewing the exhibition, only days to attend before it travels to the Milwaukee Public Museum. Since announcing extended hours to accommodate crowds, the exhibition has experienced exceptional attendance over the past several weeks. (Photo:...

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2010-11-11 09:35:00

Archaeologists have discovered six mummified dogs that they believe were used in 15th Century religious ceremonies, French news agency AFP reported on Wednesday. The discovery came at a major pre-Columbian site located south of Lima, Peru, and according to the report, along with the dogs, whose breeds have yet to be identified, the Peruvian researchers discovered the mummified remains of four children. According to what Jesus Holguin, an archaeologist with the Pachacamac Site Museum, told...

2010-11-03 13:21:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most successful exhibitions in the California Science Center's 13-year history, Mummies of the World is moving to extended hours for the final days before closing on November 28, 2010. The exhibition, which opened to sold-out crowds on July 1, welcomed its milestone 100,000th visitor just seven weeks after its world premiere. Beginning November 1, the Science Center will extend hours Friday thru Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and on the...

2010-10-25 12:24:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, made a charitable donation of $25,000 to the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in a special ceremony on Friday, Oct. 15 at the California Science Center. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101025/LA87875) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101025/LA87875) Marc Corwin (left), CEO of American Exhibitions Inc., presented the check to Arnold J. Kleiner (left...

2010-09-15 09:10:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individual tickets go on sale today for Secrets of the Silk Road -- a landmark exhibition from China making its only East Coast stop at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) in Philadelphia February 5 through June 5, 2011. Timed tickets can be purchased online at www.penn.museum/silkroad or by phone: (877)77-CLICK. Discounted group tickets are available by phone: (215)746-8183, or by email:...

2010-09-15 06:33:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individual tickets go on sale today for Secrets of the Silk Road -- a landmark exhibition from China making its only East Coast stop at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) in Philadelphia February 5 through June 5, 2011. Timed tickets can be purchased online at www.penn.museum/silkroad or by phone: (877)77-CLICK. Discounted group tickets are available by phone: (215)746-8183, or by email:...