Latest Mummy Stories

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....

2010-04-12 14:39:59

The future home of an Egyptian youth center became a hotbed of archaeology as diggers unearthed 14 tombs dating back to the third century BC, including one with a female mummy decorated in jewelry. The Greco-Roman tombs, located in the Bahariya Oasis 190 miles southwest of Cairo, were discovered during probes that indicated they may be part of a large necropolis, Egypt's Culture Ministry said in statement on Monday. The female mummy -- about 38 inches tall -- was found in the stair-lined...

2010-02-17 11:40:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- American Exhibitions, Inc. announced today that the City of Los Angeles has been chosen for the world-debut of Mummies of the World, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies ever assembled. Unlike any exhibition in history, Mummies of the World presents a never-before-seen collection of both accidental and intentionally preserved mummies, presented with reverence and dignity -- and for the first time allowing one to scientifically and...

2010-02-17 06:25:00

King Tutankhamun, the young pharaoh that died at the age of 19 in 1324 B.C., suffered from many disorders, but the most likely cause of his death was a severe case of malaria and a degenerative bone disease, according to researchers. Several mummies that were part of the study showed DNA evidence of malaria, but it was King Tut that caught the attention of scientists. To their knowledge this was "the oldest genetic proof of malaria in precisely dated mummies." The advancement in...

2010-02-16 12:46:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass leads an unprecedented forensic investigation into the life and times of King Tut that reveals for the first time the identity of Tut's parents and grandparents, his cause of death and new details of his reign in a two-night world premiere special event, KING TUT UNWRAPPED, airing Sunday, February 21, at 8 PM (ET/PT) and Monday, February 22, at 8 PM (ET/PT). (Logo:...

2010-01-25 04:30:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- American Exhibitions, Inc., based in Boca Raton, Fla., has engaged JMPR Public Relations as its agency of record to handle its media relations initiatives for the launch of its Mummies of the World exhibition, making its international debut this summer. JMPR will be responsible for a media relations campaign that explores the historical and scientific stories of the mummies giving insight into the lives, cultures and time-periods of these...

2009-11-21 07:20:00

The tooth, thumb and finger of the much celebrated Italian scientist Galileo Galilei have been discovered by an art collector, Italy's History of Science Museum announced on Friday. Scientists and historians took these parts, along with another finger and a vertebrae, during a burial ceremony in 1642, nearly a century after his death, reported Reuters. For those 95 years after his death, church authorities refused to allow Galileo to be buried in consecrated ground because his...

2009-11-18 06:20:00

Mummies from 3,500 years ago were found to be afflicted with heart disease, which has called all modern understanding of heart disease and its risk factors into question, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions of 2009. "We think of it as being caused by modern risk factors," such as fast food, smoking and a lack of exercise, but the findings show that these aren't the only reasons arteries clog, said Dr. Randall Thompson, a cardiologist at the...

2009-09-30 13:05:00

The first-ever scientific autopsy of an Egyptian mummy concluded that the woman had died from complications with ovarian cancer, but a new study has shown that conclusion may have been wrong. Augustus Bozzi Granville, a British physician and obstetrician, completed the first-ever mummy autopsy in 1825. He noted that the cause of death was ovarian cancer. "I determined, perfect and beautiful as it was, to make it the object of further research by subjecting it to the anatomical knife, and thus...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.