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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.

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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.

2010-11-23 15:38:00

Museum celebrates ticket sales launch for the first visit of King Tut's treasures to Minnesota with installation of 26-foot Egyptian god statue on Landmark Plaza ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov.

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2010-02-17 06:25:00

King Tutankhamun, the young pharaoh that died at the age of 19 in 1324 BC, 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.

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2007-12-22 18:20:00

Months after Egypt boldly announced that archaeologists had identified a mummy as the most powerful queen of her time, scientists in a museum basement are still analyzing DNA from the bald, 3,500-year-old corpse to try to back up the claim aired on TV.

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.

2006-01-28 18:07:15

In life, King Tut's grandmother was a powerful woman in ancient Egypt, but after death a monument to her met an undignified end.

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2005-07-06 14:47:03

The seven mummies on display at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History are nowhere near as famous as King Tut, but they are just as intriguing.

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2005-05-11 00:00:00

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.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.