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2011-10-17 14:24:00

Texas debut for landmark exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, with more than 100 objects from the tomb of King Tut and other legendary ancient sites HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, the acclaimed King Tut exhibition featuring more than 100 ancient artifacts, is now open at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) through April 15, 2012. Visitors have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the...

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...

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...