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2011-06-07 16:48:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 40 priceless mummies arrived in Philadelphia today under heavy security detail as part of the upcoming Mummies of the World exhibition at The Franklin Institute. This normally hidden portion of exhibition load-in was opened for media coverage by The Franklin Institute for the first time ever. The mummies traveled more than 800 miles from Milwaukee to make their highly-anticipated Philadelphia debut as part of the must-see Mummies of the...

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...

2011-01-05 11:02:00

Firstrust Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of this exhibit PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has announced that Firstrust Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of its newest exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop. Tickets go on sale today for the exhibit, an innovative exploration into the genius of the ultimate Renaissance man, which debuts at The Franklin Institute February 5, 2011. Visitors to Leonardo da Vinci's Workshop can get truly hands-on with...

2010-09-27 09:28:00

--"Philadelphia Science Festival" to Launch in April 2011-- PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Philadelphians far and wide will come together to explore the wondrous working of our world with the launch of the Philadelphia Science Festival (www.philasciencefestival.org) - a wide-ranging and ambitious celebration slated to run April 15 - 28, 2011. Hundreds of events will take place in Philadelphia, with the majority free to the public. Kicked off with a massive Science...

2010-06-02 12:13:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of Cleopatra VII, which has been lost to the sea and sand for nearly 2,000 years, will surface on June 5 when "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" opens its doors to the world for the first time at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia (through January 2, 2011). The new exhibition features nearly 150 artifacts from Cleopatra's time and takes visitors inside the present-day search for the elusive queen, which extends from the...

2010-05-14 13:42:00

Exhibition Featuring Artifacts from Ongoing Searches into the Life and Times of Egypt's Legendary Queen Opens June 5 PHILADELPHIA, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Installation of the 150 artifacts that will be featured in the world premiere exhibition "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" began today in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute, including two colossal granite statues from the 4th - 3rd centuries B.C. that weigh almost 10 tons. Opening June 5 and organized...

2010-05-05 10:07:00

Exhibition Featuring Artifacts from Ongoing Searches into the Life and Times of Egypt's Legendary Queen Opens June 5 PHILADELPHIA, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere exhibition "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt," debuting in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute on June 5. Organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and the...

2010-01-13 14:42:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to popular demand, The Franklin Institute announced earlier today that Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain, will continue its run for an additional eight weeks, providing Philadelphians with extra time to see the dramatic specimens display. Originally scheduled to close next month, the exhibition will now close on April 18th. To kick off the second half of the exhibition, BODY WORLDS and sponsor Main Line Health welcomed...

2009-12-01 11:42:00

Five-City North American Tour Will Feature Artifacts from Ongoing Searches into the Life and Times of Egypt's Legendary Queen PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world of Cleopatra, which has been lost to the sea and sand for nearly 2,000 years, will surface in a new exhibition, "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt," making its world premiere in June 2010 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions...

2008-10-23 15:00:11

Some would consider Rohm and Haas scientist Mario Mirabelli an expert on molecules, not baseball. Thousands of children across the country, however, know better thanks to Rohm and Haas's celebration of National Chemistry Week (Oct. 19-25). Using old sports equipment provided by the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, Mirabelli demonstrated the incredible impact of science on sports safety and performance for nearly 500 schoolchildren, helping them "Have a Ball With Chemistry," the theme...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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