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You don’t have to travel all the way to Egypt or South America to discover the mysterious world of mummies. Chicago’s Field Museum presents Opening the Vaults: Mummies, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the public to view over 20 mummified human and animal bodies from Egypt and Peru.

Take an up-close look at the mummies—including one of the oldest mummies in the world! Many have not been on display for over a century and are being shown in their original 19th century display cases.

Visitors can also investigate the origins of Egyptian mummification practices; discover why mummification wasn’t only for royal Egyptians; examine the different cultural groups’ funerary customs; check out stone tools from the earliest mummy-making cultures in the deserts of Chili; get a virtual view beneath the wrappings of the Egyptian and South American mummies via CT scans, and find out what these scans reveal about age, sex and health of these individuals.

The exhibit’s last day is Sunday, April 22, so head to The Field Museum this weekend!

“By studying the preserved remains of ancient peoples we can learn more about their lives. By using modern scanning technology, we have uncovered a wealth of new information without damaging the specimens in any way. We can now see pathologies such as injured bones and distorted or missing teeth. Evidence such as this tells us a great deal about the health of individuals.” -Robert D. Martin, A. Watson Armour III Curator of Biological Anthropology at The Field Museum.

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Earlier this month, we asked the fans of Broughton Hotels of Chicago to brag about their moms.

Via Facebook, we asked our friends to post something (including—but not limited to—a story, picture, or video) on our Facebook page telling the world why their moms are so great.

What’s the catch, you ask?

There’s no catch. We just love moms. To celebrate the one day of the year where mothers across the country get the recognition they deserve, we offered a free two-night stay at one of the Broughton Hotels of Chicago and two free tickets to the Field Museum!

The winner of the contest was determined by the number of “likes” the post received on Facebook. The entry with the most votes by the time the contest ended on May 12th was submitted by Matthew Ausmann, whose post gathered 68 votes. Here’s what Matthew had to say about his mom:

My mom is Jesus’ homegirl. She makes the Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man in the World” seem like a boring idiot. The Angry Birds are angry because they’ve never met my mom. My mom is the one who bit the Apple logo. She knows several words that rhyme with “orange” and champions eat Wheaties because my mom once ate Wheaties.


Congratulations, Matthew! We at Broughton Hotels of Chicago wish your mom the happiest of Mother’s Days and safe travels to the Windy City.

What are your big Valentine’s Day plans? Don’t have any yet? Well here’s an idea. Tonight, at The Field Museum in Chicago, people will gather to enjoy an electric ensemble of performances at the All Need Love Festival!

Headliners for the evening include DJ Flipper Dalton and Chicago’s own roots ensemble, Funkadesi, lead a robust, all-star roster of beat-making and thought-provoking entertainers and thinkers. Musical performances include artists such as The Bandoleros, M. Sylvia, DJ Dani Deahl, and several others. Other entertainment for the evening includes Improv entertainers The Second City, and Lior Suchard. and best selling author Yehuda Berg.

Tickets for this event are advance purchase only, so purchase your now!All ticket holders will be entered to win a trip to the Greek island of Santorini, and a $500 Lester Lampert gift card. Also, a portion of the evenings proceeds will benefit the Success For Kids Foundation.

To find out more about all this evenings activities, tickets, performaces, and exhibits, check out the Love Festival now! Tonight’s celebration is one you won’t want to miss!