Sunday, September 25, 2005

Image of Tut Stirs Debate,0,5185973.story?coll=orl-home-headlines
Another article presenting criticism of the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition, for depicting Tutankhamum as caucasian: "Computer-generated portraits of Tutankhamun in an exhibit coming to Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Art in December have sparked criticism and protests by black activists who say they depict the boy king as white. Researchers hired by the National Geographic Society, one of the exhibit's sponsors, say current forensic data and recent CT scans of his mummy were used to create the images. African scholars and black activists dispute the portrayal and predict protests when the show moves here like those that have occurred in Los Angeles".

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