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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...

2010-05-05 10:07:00

Exhibition Featuring Artifacts from Ongoing Searches into the Life and Times of Egypt's Legendary Queen Opens June 5 PHILADELPHIA, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere exhibition "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt," debuting in Philadelphia at The Franklin Institute on June 5. Organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and the...

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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...

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:...

2009-12-01 11:42:00

Five-City North American Tour Will Feature Artifacts from Ongoing Searches into the Life and Times of Egypt's Legendary Queen PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world of Cleopatra, which has been lost to the sea and sand for nearly 2,000 years, will surface in a new exhibition, "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt," making its world premiere in June 2010 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions...

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...

2009-06-04 13:58:00

Discovery Channel Partners with Running Subway Productions to Present Museum-Quality Content in an Immersive and Theatrical Environment Center Launches with LUCY'S LEGACY and TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- James Sanna, President and Executive Producer of Running Subway Productions, and Tom Cosgrove, COO of Discovery Channel, the flagship network of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), today announced an innovative partnership that...

2009-04-23 15:40:00

    The Blockbuster Traveling Exhibition Commencing In 2010 Announces Marketing And Sponsorship Agreement   BOCA RATON, Fla., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- American Exhibitions, Inc., the United States tour exhibitor of Mummies of the World: The Dream of Eternal Life, the largest exhibition of mummies in the world, announced that it has entered into a marketing and sponsorship agreement with Joe Gold Marketing, Inc. headquartered in Boston.   (Photo:...

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2009-03-02 07:00:00

Belgian archaeologists have rediscovered a 3,500-year-old tomb that belonged to an Egyptian pharonic official. The tomb was lost under sand decades after it was first discovered. Swedish Egyptologist Karl Piehl first discovered the tomb in 1880. The tomb belonged to Amenhotep, the deputy seal-bearer of the Pharaoh King Tuthmosis III, in the city of Luxor, about 600 km (375 miles) south of the capital Cairo. "It later disappeared under the sand and archaeologists kept looking for it to...


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