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2009-04-27 06:10:00

Vividly painted wooden coffins housing an anthology of pharaonic-era mummies were uncovered near the Lahun pyramid in Egypt, the director of the excavation said on Sunday.  The mud-brick Lahun pyramid is believed to be constructed by the pharaoh Senusret II in the 12th dynasty, who reigned 4,000 years ago.  According to Reuters, the mummies are the first to be discovered beneath the sand surrounding the pyramid in the depths of the desert rock, but the excavation team anticipates...

2009-04-23 15:40:00

    The Blockbuster Traveling Exhibition Commencing In 2010 Announces Marketing And Sponsorship Agreement   BOCA RATON, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American Exhibitions, Inc., the United States tour exhibitor of Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, the largest exhibition of mummies in the world, announced that it has entered into a marketing and sponsorship agreement with Joe Gold Marketing, Inc. headquartered in Boston.   (Photo:...

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2009-02-09 13:10:00

The Egyptian government released a statement on Monday saying archaeologists there have found about 30 mummies and at least one unopened sarcophagus in a burial chamber about 4,300 years old. The chamber was uncovered in the desert on the western side of the Step Pyramid of Saqqara, one of the earliest large stone structures in the world, dating from about 2,650 BC. Egypt's top archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, said the tomb was located at the bottom of a 36-foot deep shaft where twenty-two mummies...

2009-01-30 14:57:06

A new examination of Italy's mummified Iceman indicates the Stone Age man was attacked twice before he died, Italian and German researchers said. The joint study indicated the Iceman, also known as Oetzi, was wounded in the hand ''a few days before'' he was hunted down and killed in the mountains between Italy and Austria, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Friday. After Iceman climbed to spot where his frozen and mummified body was found, the researchers from Munich's Ludwig Maximilian...

2009-01-28 16:55:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- American Exhibitions, Inc., in association with the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum of Mannheim, Germany, announced that the blockbuster exhibit Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, the largest traveling exhibition of mummies and artifacts, will tour science centers and museums in the United States for a limited three year tour commencing July 2010. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090128/CLW116 ) "Never in history has...

2008-09-20 15:00:29

By MANNING, David Even before the movie starts, there are warnings that the latest release in the Mummy series is a dud, writes David Manning. -------- ------------ The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Starring Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li. Directed by Rob Cohen. M. * 1/2 If you ever wonder what kind of audience the movie you're about to watch is targeting, check out the trailers that precede it. Trailers - movie previews - run in conjunction with specific films to...

2008-08-14 15:00:41

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As of August 13, Universal Pictures International (UPI) has grossed more than $1 billion in box-office revenue for the year-to-date, it was announced today by Universal Pictures' Chairman Marc Shmuger and Co-Chairman David Linde. Reaching the billion-dollar benchmark in August is the fastest the studio has achieved this success and puts it on track to its most successful year in history. (Logo:...

2008-08-10 00:00:17

By Nicholas Barber Film 2 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Rob Cohen 113 MINS, 12A Elegy Isabel Coixet 108 MINS, 15 The 1999 fun adventure yarn, The Mummy, and its terrible 2001 sequel, The Mummy Returns, were inspired - to put it delicately - by Indiana Jones, so it was a curious move of the producers to bring their franchise back from the grave at the very moment when Harrison Ford and co decided to do the same. But that's not their only curious move. They've lumbered the...

2008-08-04 00:00:14

U.S.-Canadian action movie star Brendan Fraser says he thinks he is getting pretty good at dodging and fighting, if need be, computer-generated creatures. Fraser had two films in the Top 10 at the U.S. box office this weekend -- Journey to the Center of the Earth at No. 5 and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, his third Mummy outing, at No. 2. Am I an expert (at running from and fighting computer-animated adversaries)? Fraser said with a laugh, while talking to reporters in New York...

2008-08-01 21:00:25

By JAMES VERNIERE "THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR" Rated PG-13. At AMC Loews Boston Common, Regal Fenway Stadium and suburban theaters. Grade: B- "Mummy" mia, indeed - when it comes to "Mummy" sequels, there is no such thing as too much CGI or enough yak vomit. There is also no such thing as lifting too many plot points and action tropes from the "Indiana Jones" series. "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" is the latest in the amiable series that has satisfied our - ahem -...