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2014-06-20 23:08:37

The Star King Movie - a new sci-fi adventure about King Akhenaton and Nefertiti brings extra-terrestrials and Ancient Egypt into the spotlight. Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Starseed Films, owned and operated by Metaphysical filmmaker and activist Michael Perlin, has one goal: educate people from around the world about the The Great Pharaoh Akhenaton who tried to enlighten the people of Egypt during the cradle of civilization. Sadly, he was ridiculed and bastardized for...

2014-01-27 16:24:03

The Discovery of King Tut Brings One of Archaeology's Seminal Events to Life in North America for the First Time ATLANTA, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Premier Exhibitions, Inc. ("Premier Exhibitions") (Nasdaq: PRXI), a leading presenter of museum quality touring exhibitions, announced today that it will bring The Discovery of King Tut, an exhibition that recreates one of the greatest discoveries of the 20(th) century, to North America for the first time. The partnership with Semmel...

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2011-06-09 05:20:00

A Harvard expert in cultural heritage microbiology reports that a "fingerprint" left behind by ancient Egyptian microbes might indicate that King Tut's burial was conducted hastily. The pharaoh's tomb includes elaborately painted walls covered with dark brown spots that mar almost every surface.  However, despite nearly a century of scientific investigation, the precise identity of these spots remains a mystery.  So Harvard microbiologist Ralph Mitchell set out to find an...

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2010-10-03 15:50:00

Antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said on Saturday that Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed part of a 3,000 year-old statue of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, which is thought to be the grandfather of the young King Tutankhamun. "The statue was found near the northern entrance of Amenhotep III's temple and depicts the king sitting down on a throne with Amun, the chief deity," Hawass told reporters. Hawass said that the red-granite top half of the statue was discovered at the site of the Amenhotep...

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2010-06-30 12:10:00

The New Scientist reported this week that King Tut's mummy might have been sabotaged in order to hide his less than endowed genitalia. Scientists have long speculated the cause of famed King Tutankhamen's death to be because of a bone disorder and a bad case of malaria.  However, a group of German researchers overruled that diagnosis last week by saying the 19-year-old pharaoh suffered from sickle-cell anemia.  Sickle-cell anemia is a genetic abnormality in red blood cells that...

2010-05-20 05:11:00

DENVER, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs will make its Denver debut as a blockbuster exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. Both The Westin Tabor Center and the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel are major hotel sponsors of the King Tut Exhibition and are offering a King Tut Package, which includes an overnight stay and two VIP tickets to the exhibit which allows guests immediate entry to the exhibition and an opportunity to view the exhibit any time during...

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2010-02-17 06:25:00

King Tutankhamun, the young pharaoh that died at the age of 19 in 1324 B.C., suffered from many disorders, but the most likely cause of his death was a severe case of malaria and a degenerative bone disease, according to researchers. Several mummies that were part of the study showed DNA evidence of malaria, but it was King Tut that caught the attention of scientists. To their knowledge this was "the oldest genetic proof of malaria in precisely dated mummies." The advancement in...

2009-06-26 09:17:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Doors will open tomorrow for "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," a touring exhibition featuring more than 100 authentic artifacts from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh King Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites. The exhibition will be on display at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis from June 27 to October 25, 2009, its first Midwest showing following the U.S. premiere in Atlanta. Most artifacts in the exhibition have never...

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2009-03-31 09:59:16

Using CT imaging to study a priceless bust of Nefertiti, researchers have uncovered a delicately carved face in the limestone inner core and gained new insights into methods used to create the ancient masterpiece and information pertinent to its conservation, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology. "We acquired a lot of information on how the bust was manufactured more than 3,300 years ago by the royal sculptor," said the study's lead author Alexander Huppertz, M.D.,...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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