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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...

2009-01-13 12:22:49

An Egyptian expert says an artifact has finally identified the father of famed King Tut as a previous pharaoh, King Akhenaten. Zahi Hawass, head of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said a missing piece of a broken limestone block was found in a storeroom in el Ashmunein, 150 miles south of Cairo, that identifies King Tutankhamun as the son of King Akhenaten, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday. Hawass said the artifact also suggests that Tutankhamun...

2007-11-05 03:00:10

THE linen wrapped mummy of King Tut was put on public display for the first time today - 85 years after the 3,000-year-old boy pharaoh's golden enshrined tomb and mummy were discovered in Luxor's Valley of the Kings. Archaeologists removed the mummy from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb, momentarily pulling aside a white linen covering to reveal his shrivelled leather-like black face and body. The mummy of the 19-year-old pharaoh, whose life and deathhas captivated people for...

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2007-11-04 09:00:00

By ANNA JOHNSON LUXOR, Egypt - The face of King Tut was unshrouded in public for the first time on Sunday - 85 years after the 3,000-year-old boy pharaoh's golden enshrined tomb and mummy were discovered in Luxor's famed Valley of the Kings. Archeologists removed the mummy from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb, momentarily pulling aside a white linen covering to reveal a shriveled leathery black face and body. The mummy of the 19-year-old pharaoh, whose life and death has...

2007-09-17 21:00:16

By Charity Vogel There's nothing on Earth like a big gem. Especially when it's a diamond. (Anita Loos knew it. In "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," gold digger Lorelei Lee put her opinions about men's gifts this way: "Kissing your hand may make you feel very, very good, but a diamond ... lasts forever.") And so, by logical deduction, a great big diamond should be the best of all. Enter, the Hope Diamond. If you've traveled to Washington, D.C., and have been to the Smithsonian...

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2005-05-11 00:00:00

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- The first ever facial reconstructions based on CT scans of King Tutankhamun's mummy have produced images strikingly similar to the boy pharaoh's ancient portraits, Egypt's top archaeologist said Tuesday. One of the models shows a baby-faced young man with chubby cheeks and a round chin - with a resemblance to the famous gold mask of King Tut found in his tomb in 1922 by British excavation Howard Carter. Three teams of forensic artists and scientists - from France, the...

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2005-02-10 07:39:01

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers using computer analysis have traced the origin of the famed Hope Diamond, concluding that it was cut from a larger stone that was once part of the crown jewels of France. A French connection had been suspected for the Hope, but the new study shows just how it would have fit inside the larger French Blue Diamond and how that gem was cut, Smithsonian gem curator Jeffrey Post explained. The deep blue Hope Diamond is the centerpiece of the gem collection at the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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