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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...

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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...

2010-11-23 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. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Science Museum of Minnesota has officially launched ticket sales for the upcoming Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibition, opening February 18, 2011. With more than 100 authentic artifacts from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh and other notable...

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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...

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2007-12-22 18:20:00

CAIRO, Egypt -- 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. Progress is slow. So far, results indicate the linen-wrapped mummy is most likely, but not conclusively, the female pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled for 20 years in the 15th century B.C. Running its own ancient-DNA lab is a...

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...

2006-01-28 18:07:15

BALTIMORE -- In life, King Tut's grandmother was a powerful woman in ancient Egypt, but after death a monument to her met an undignified end. A Johns Hopkins University archaeological team found a life-sized statue believed to represent Queen Tiye buried face down under the floor of the sprawling Karnak Temple site in Luxor, the ancient Egyptian royal city. The statue, which dates to between 1391 and 1352 B.C., was found under the platform of a temple of the goddess Mut, which dates to...

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2005-07-06 14:47:03

PITTSBURGH -- 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. Take the 2,000-year-old body of a teenager, found in the Netherlands. Who was she? Who killed her and why? She certainly was killed; the remains of the cord used to strangle her are still visible around her neck, a century after she was found in a peat bog. Was the killing of "Yde Girl" a punishment, or ritual? The exhibit, "The...

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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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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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