Mummy won’t be on display when new Tennessee museum opens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The 3,500-year-old Egyptian mummy that has been on display in Tennessee for more than 150 years needs conservation work and won’t be on display when the new Tennessee State Museum opens in the fall.

The Tennessean reports the mummy and a mummified cat have been displayed together in various state locations, including the Capitol, the War Memorial Building and the museum. The mummy and the mummified cat came to the museum separately and aren’t related.

The museum closes May 6 in anticipation of the October move to the new building.

The museum’s senior curator and director of collections, Dan Pomeroy, said a mummy conservationist inspected the mummies and found they need extensive stabilization before they’re returned to display. No time frame has been determined for the mummies to be displayed again.

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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Live wires fall on buses with students on board in Antioch

Wires fell on school buses on Tuesday in Antioch. (WSMV)

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) –

Live wires fell onto several school buses after being taken down during a construction accident in Antioch on Tuesday afternoon.

The accident occurred in the area of 3754 Murfreesboro Pike after the wires were struck by a construction crew.

Several students were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The other students were transferred to a different bus.

As a precaution, Nashville Electric Service cut power from the lines in the area. Authorities said it was a communications line that fell on the buses, not electrical lines.

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Antioch Home Destroyed By Lightning

ANTIOCH, TN — Middle Tennessee was spared extensive damage during Tuesday night’s severe storms, though a home in Antioch was struck by lightning, sparking a fire that destroyed it.

Nashville Fire crews responded to the home on Mallard Creek Court shortly after 9 p.m.

The family of five escaped unharmed, but the home was a total loss. Nearby homes sustained minor damage.

Windy conditions made the fire particularly difficult to fight, according to NFD officials.

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