News (AP) - Financial dispute emerges over mummies exhibit

DETROIT (AP) -- A company that controls the U.S. rights to an Mexican mummies exhibit says a touring company has fallen far behind in payments.

"The Accidental Mummies of Guanajuato" was at the Detroit Science Center for seven months until May.

Eternal Preservation Associates recently filed a lawsuit in federal court in Detroit, claiming it has received less than $80,000 from a Detroit-area company called Accidental Mummies Touring Company.

Eternal Preservation of Boca Raton, Fla., says the $1 million deal calls for monthly payments of about $28,000 over three years. No one from Accidental Mummies Touring could be reached for comment Friday.

The Detroit Science Center is taking care of the 36 mummies. Other U.S. tour stops haven't been announced.

Published: Tue, Aug 10, 2010