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Archaeologists' '1M Mummies' Claim Was Way Off: Egypt

When researchers claimed to have found a million burials at a dig site in Egypt, the supposed news was widely reported—including on this site. But officials in the country say the claim is false, and they've revoked the scientists' dig licenses in connection with it, io9 reports. Archaeologist Kerry...

Isis Rising: Curse of the Lady Mummy

18 hours agoFilm / DVDs : DVD Verdict

Reviewed by David Johnson Quote: "It's a terrible attempt at a horror movie that fails everything it tries to do."

Magi, myrrh, and mummies

'Tis the season! We all know the story of the three Magi bringing gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the baby Jesus.  In this post, I'll write about the two "m" words of the story, "magi" and "myrrh", touching briefly on "magi", but going into a bit more detail on "myrrh".  I'll leave it to others […]

It’s ‘Frankenstein vs. The Mummy’ In This Trailer Premiere! (Exclusive)

It’s Frankenstein vs. The Mummy, arriving on both VOD and DVD February 10, 2015 from Image/RLJ Entertainment. Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive trailer premiere for Damien Leone’s horror showdown that stars Robert MacNaughton, Ashton Leigh, Max Rhyser, Brandon deSpain, and Constantin Tripes. Show More Summary

Archaeologists’ Dig Licenses Revoked After They Claimed They’d Found One Million Mummies - Maybe they should've said one billion.

4 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

Unlike the staff here at The Mary Sue, the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry doesn't approve of scientific hyperbole, mincing words, or whatever it was that caused some archaeologists to claim they'd unearthed one million mummies. They revoked the dig license of the team, and there's no word yet of retaliation from laser beam-packing sharks.

Archaeologists Have Dig Licenses Revoked After "Million Mummies" Claim

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Utah have had their excavation license revoked by the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry after claiming to have discovered "one million mummies." Read more...

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The Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask: its collecting history

David Gill's re-examination of the reported (perhaps suggested would be a better term) collecting history of the Ka Nefer Nefer mask has just come out. It raises a whole load of questions that I am sure the St Louis Art Museum will want to answer. Show More Summary

The Ka Nefer Nefer Mummy Mask: its collecting history

My article on the acquisition of the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask by the St Louis Art Museum has been published in The Journal of Art Crime ("The case of the Ka Nefer Nefer mummy mask", vol. 12, 13-25). It discusses previously undisclosed information about when the curatorial team at SLAM became aware of aspects of the collecting history. Show More Summary

More than "a Million Mummies"

If you are going to let a foreign mission loose on the archaeological record, producing boxes and boxes of material to be studied and stored, you really want to make sure that they are up to the task. That's what we have excavation permits for. Show More Summary

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1. One million mummies. 2. Schemes to clean up Beijing’s air. 3. National security Christmas gifts. 4. How do people encounter bourbon? 5. Krugman’s model of monetary impotence. and more here.  I say if there is no representative agent, there is a game-theoretic scramble for goods in period one, following an increase in the (purely […]

5 Most Incredible Discoveries of the Week

A cemetery with more mummies than you can imagine and an Easter Island mystery that may finally be solved make the list: Proof That Kings David and Solomon Were Real? : It's not like finding a wall with "King David Was Here" scrawled on it, but six clay seals excavated in...

One Million Mummies? Egypt’s Ministry Of Antiquities Begs To Differ

Recent reports that a team of archaeologists from Utah’s Brigham Young University have begun excavating an ancient cemetery containing one million mummies has Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities begging to differ and threatening to stop the researchers from continuing their work, but not for the reason you might suspect. Show More Summary

A Million Mummies and One is a Giant

We are fairly certain we have over a million burials within this cemetery. It’s large, and it’s dense. That’s what Project Director Kerry Muhlestein, an associate professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, told the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities Scholars...

Researchers say Egyptian burial site contains more than 1 million mummies

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Archaeologists at Brigham Young University said they are confident that a recently-discovered burial site in Egypt has more than 1 million mummies stored inside, Live Science reported. The 300-acre cemetery, named Fag el-Gamous (“Way of the Water Buffalo”) after a nearby road contains...

1 Million Mummies Mystery Unearthed In Egypt

A team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University, located in Provo, Utah, have discovered the remains of a child they believe was laid to rest 1,500 years ago back when the Roman Empire still controlled Egypt. The child’s remains...Show More Summary

Movie Review: The creepy Night At The Museum series comes to a close with Secret Of The Tomb

Blind, armless Roman statues writhing under the beam of a flashlight. Reanimated mummies frantically banging their linen-wrapped fists against display-case glass. Squads of faceless mannequins marching in Confederate uniform. If nothing...Show More Summary

A million mummy march?

Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The cemetery is now called Fag el-Gamous, [...]

Concept Art Proves Doctor Who Season 8 Could Have Been Way Creepier

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Doctor Who still pushes the envelope sometimes in terms of horrific imagery and terrifying concepts — this past year included mummies, cyborg zombies and a host of other nasty ideas. But the concept art for these horrors is usually worse than what ends up on screen. See for yourself! Read more...

This Incredible Peruvian Mummy Is About To Go On Public Display

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The extraordinary mummified remains of a 50-year-old woman discovered in a fetal position is set to go on display at a museum in France. Read more...

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