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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...

2011-02-17 15:23:00

New Segments Each Night Introduce Best of Egypt Lineup to Add Context to Current Events, Include Exclusive Interview with Zahi Hawass Hosted by Fox News Channel's Bill Hemmer, Five Nights Begin Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at 8 p.m. ET/PT Plus Marathon Begins 2 p.m. ET, Saturday, Feb. 26 WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In light of the historic events unfolding in Egypt, the National Geographic Channel is presenting a week of programs -- THE TREASURES OF EGYPT -- that...

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2011-01-18 08:05:00

Time is running out to visit the tomb of Tutankhamen, as officials with Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities have announced plans to close it to tourists by the end of the year. The tomb, which was discovered some 89 years ago, has been damaged as a result of the many visitors it has received, particularly over the past three decades, according to a Monday report in the Australian newspaper The Sunday Times. Instead, visitors will be directed to a soon-to-be-created replica of the tomb in...

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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...

2009-10-09 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the recent action by Egyptian authorities who are seeking the return of tomb reliefs from the Louvre, Paris. The Musee National du Louvre in Paris acquired four ancient Egyptian funerary reliefs in 2000 and 2003. It appears they were derived from the Tomb of Tetaki at Thebes. In 2008 Egyptian archaeologists reinvestigated the tomb and questions were raised about the source of the Louvre's acquisitions. It has...

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...

2008-08-14 18:00:40

By Leslie H. Dixon NORWAY - Wes Wentworth has a vision of windmills on top of Pike's Hill overlooking picturesque Lake Pennesseewassee. The 150-acre Roberts Farm Preserve was once a model dairy farm owned by former Maine Commissioner of Agriculture John A. Roberts. Wentworth of Norway said he hopes his proposal for the town to undertake the project will generate enthusiasm as it did when Saco officials paid $200,000 to put a 100-foot tall turbine just across the Saco River from the...

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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...

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2005-01-06 00:40:00

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) -- A team of researchers briefly removed King Tut's mummy from its tomb Wednesday and laid bare his bones for a CT scan that could solve an enduring mystery: Was it murder or natural causes that killed Egypt's boy pharaoh 3,000 years ago? Tut's toes and fingers and an eerie outline of his face could be seen as the mummy, resting in a box to protect it, was placed inside the machine in a specially equipped van parked near his underground tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings....