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2011-02-17 15:23:00

New Segments Each Night Introduce Best of Egypt Lineup to Add Context to Current Events, Include Exclusive Interview with Zahi Hawass Hosted by Fox News Channel's Bill Hemmer, Five Nights Begin Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at 8 p.m. ET/PT Plus Marathon Begins 2 p.m. ET, Saturday, Feb. 26 WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of the historic events unfolding in Egypt, the National Geographic Channel is presenting a week of programs -- THE TREASURES OF EGYPT -- that...

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...

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2011-01-18 08:05:00

Time is running out to visit the tomb of Tutankhamen, as officials with Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities have announced plans to close it to tourists by the end of the year. The tomb, which was discovered some 89 years ago, has been damaged as a result of the many visitors it has received, particularly over the past three decades, according to a Monday report in the Australian newspaper The Sunday Times. Instead, visitors will be directed to a soon-to-be-created replica of the tomb in...

2010-11-19 13:52:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Mummies of the World, one of the most successful exhibitions in the California Science Center's 13-year history, will be closing on November 28, 2010, leaving those in Los Angeles, interested in viewing the exhibition, only days to attend before it travels to the Milwaukee Public Museum. Since announcing extended hours to accommodate crowds, the exhibition has experienced exceptional attendance over the past several weeks. (Photo:...

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2010-10-03 15:50:00

Antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said on Saturday that Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed part of a 3,000 year-old statue of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, which is thought to be the grandfather of the young King Tutankhamun. "The statue was found near the northern entrance of Amenhotep III's temple and depicts the king sitting down on a throne with Amun, the chief deity," Hawass told reporters. Hawass said that the red-granite top half of the statue was discovered at the site of the Amenhotep...

2010-09-01 05:17:00

DENVER, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- King Tut Package guests at The Westin Tabor Center and the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel receive an overnight stay plus two VIP tickets to the blockbuster King Tut Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. VIP tickets allow guests immediate entry to the exhibition and an opportunity to view the exhibit any time during exhibition hours, even when the exhibition is sold out. In addition, guests at either the Sheraton or Westin can register to win a trip for two to...

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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...

2010-06-30 05:17:00

DENVER, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- King Tut Package guests at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel and The Westin Tabor Center receive an overnight stay plus two VIP tickets to the blockbuster King Tut Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. VIP tickets allow guests immediate entry to the exhibition and an opportunity to view the exhibit any time during exhibition hours, even when the exhibition is sold out. In addition, guests at either the Sheraton or Westin can register to win a trip for two to...

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2010-06-24 07:30:00

German scientists said Wednesday that legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun was probably killed by the genetic blood disorder sickle cell disease. The team questioned the conclusions of a major Egyptian study released in February on the enigmatic boy-king's early demise.  The researchers were from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in the northern city of Hamburg. The scientists said he died of malaria after suffering a fall, putting to rest the theory that he was...

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...


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