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Mummies has been the stuff of literature and legends for centuries. "Mummy" is the word for a dead, embalmed body. It comes from the Persian "mum" or "wax". Mummies are associated with Egyptian artifacts and legends, though there was cross-over into the Assyrian, Jewish, Persian, and Scythian cultures.

Some Words With a Mummy
Read "Some Words With a Mummy" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy
Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy concerns "Leonardo," a remarkably well-preserved juvenile Brachylophosaurus that lived (and died) 77 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous period. Discovered in Montana in 2000, Leonardo is pretty much intact (except for his lower back and tail), although the process of petrification has amplified his presumed weight of 2,000 pounds into a full six tons.

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