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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...

2010-09-01 05:17:00

DENVER, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- King Tut Package guests at The Westin Tabor Center and the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel receive an overnight stay plus two VIP tickets to the blockbuster King Tut Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. VIP tickets allow guests immediate entry to the exhibition and an opportunity to view the exhibit any time during exhibition hours, even when the exhibition is sold out. In addition, guests at either the Sheraton or Westin can register to win a trip for two to...

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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...

2010-06-30 05:17:00

DENVER, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- King Tut Package guests at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel and The Westin Tabor Center receive an overnight stay plus two VIP tickets to the blockbuster King Tut Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. VIP tickets allow guests immediate entry to the exhibition and an opportunity to view the exhibit any time during exhibition hours, even when the exhibition is sold out. In addition, guests at either the Sheraton or Westin can register to win a trip for two to...

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...

2010-02-16 12:46:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass leads an unprecedented forensic investigation into the life and times of King Tut that reveals for the first time the identity of Tut's parents and grandparents, his cause of death and new details of his reign in a two-night world premiere special event, KING TUT UNWRAPPED, airing Sunday, February 21, at 8 PM (ET/PT) and Monday, February 22, at 8 PM (ET/PT). (Logo:...

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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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