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Painted Mummies Found In Egyptian Necropolis

A burial ground containing dozens of brightly painted mummies was uncovered by archeologists near the llahun pyramid in Fayoum oasis south of Cairo, Egypt.  The countries antiquities chief said the mummies date as far back as 4,000 years.  Zahi Hawass said a mission found the mummies in 53 rock hewn tombs dating back to the Middle Kingdom between 2061 and 1786 BC. The mummies were wrapped in linen and painted in still bright Egyptian colors of turquoise, terracotta and gold. 

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Torre dell'Orologio

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Budapest, Hungary

Location: Budavari Palota Having been levelled and rebuilt at least a dozen times during the last seven centuries, this enormous palace has two important museums, the Budapest History Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery, and the National Szechenyi Library. This library (+316 224 3700, Tue-Sat 10am-8pm) contains codices and manuscripts, a large collection of foreign newspapers and a copy...

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Helsinki, Finland

These gardens are located in the old downtown area of the city, a few minutes’ walk from the central station. The Gardens include extensive acres of land dedicated to growing special wildlife flowers, shrubs and herbs. They represent the contributions that Finland makes in conservation of nature. A number of greenhouses are also constructed within the premises where new plants are grown and nurtur...

Pointe à Callière

Pointe à Callière

Montreal, Canada

The Pointe-à-Callière, or the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History traces the history of Montreal.  It opened on May 17, 1992, the 350th anniversary of Montreal’s founding, near the site of the original fur trading settlement.  The museum is housed in six different buildings.  The main building is the Éperon, an iconic modern building built atop and old crypt.  The Ancien...