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2010-09-10 10:34:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A powerful image of the face of a 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has been created by special agents/forensic artists from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), as unveiled today at the Museum. In an unusual collaboration, ATF agents worked with a Kansas City cardiologist and a Nelson-Atkins curator to scientifically analyze the physical characteristics of the mummy,...

2010-08-23 17:26:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, welcomed its 100,000th visitor Thursday, Aug. 19 - just seven weeks after its July 1 world premiere at the California Science Center. This benchmark achievement makes Mummies of the World one of the most successful paid exhibit openings in the Science Center's 13 years. At the end of July, the California Science Center and American Exhibitions, Inc. announced extended weekend hours...

2010-07-28 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Extended weekend hours have been put in place to accommodate large crowds of visitors wishing to see the Mummies of the World exhibit for the remainder of the summer. Starting Saturday, July 31, Mummies of the World will be open two additional hours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 5, it was announced today by Jeff Rudolph, president and CEO of the California Science Center and Marc Corwin, CEO of American Exhibitions, Inc. The...

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2010-06-30 12:10:00

The New Scientist reported this week that King Tut's mummy might have been sabotaged in order to hide his less than endowed genitalia. Scientists have long speculated the cause of famed King Tutankhamen's death to be because of a bone disorder and a bad case of malaria.  However, a group of German researchers overruled that diagnosis last week by saying the 19-year-old pharaoh suffered from sickle-cell anemia.  Sickle-cell anemia is a genetic abnormality in red blood cells that...

2010-06-24 11:14:00

LOS ANGELES, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Using 21st-century technology to help researchers understand more about an 18th-century mummy, an adult male mummy born in 1765 in Vac, Hungary received a non-invasive computerized tomography (CT) scan at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center on June 23. The scan of the Vac mummy, Michael Orlovits, was organized by the California Science Center in collaboration with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museums (REM) in Mannheim, Germany...

2010-06-08 12:06:00

LOS ANGELES, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets are on sale now for Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, which makes its world premiere July 1 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles for a limited time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100525/LA10818) Mummies of the World is an astounding collection of both naturally and intentionally preserved human and animal mummies, as well as related artifacts from all over the globe, presented...

2010-06-03 09:59:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The global market leader in browser-based Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG), Bigpoint, (http://www.bigpoint.com) today announced that it is developing a browser-based MMOG based upon Universal Pictures' The Mummy film franchise. Developed in partnership with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, The Mummy Online will only be available online at http://www.bigpoint.com and will be delivered to gamers worldwide in Winter 2010. In...

2010-05-25 17:53:00

LOS ANGELES, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest collection of mummies ever assembled will travel nearly 6,000 miles to make its highly anticipated arrival in Los Angeles on Friday, May 28. The mummies are traveling to the United States for the first time as part of the Mummies of the World exhibition, set to make its world debut at the California Science Center on July 1. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100525/LA10818) American Exhibitions, Inc. (AEI), will bring the...

2010-05-11 12:55:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Tickets go on sale June 6 for Mummies of the World, the largest exhibition of mummies ever assembled, which makes its world premiere July 1 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles for a limited time only. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/world-premiere-of-mummies-of-the-world-exhibition-93430169.html Mummies of the World is an astounding collection of both...

2010-04-28 16:53:00

SINGAPORE, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ITEC Entertainment has launched the third and most exciting version of "Revenge of the Mummy, The Ride," one of the more technically advanced thrill rides in the theme park industry today. The newest "Mummy" experience, now in operation during the soft opening of Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, combines a high adrenaline indoor coaster ride with show elements and special effects based on Universal Studios' trilogy of "Mummy" films....


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.