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2009-08-21 12:25:55

A high-tech scan of a 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy will help show how he lived, died and was preserved, Stanford University radiologists say. A computed tomography scan, or CT scan, was taken Thursday at Stanford's School of Medicine in California to help create 3-D images of the mummy, thought to be Iret-net Hor-irw, a minor priest from Akhmim who died by age 20 of unknown causes, said Renee Dreyfus, a curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. What we're trying to do is merge...

2009-06-26 09:17:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Doors will open tomorrow for "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," a touring exhibition featuring more than 100 authentic artifacts from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh King Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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