Monday, September 19, 2005

Limestone head of Tutankhamun on display
"Amateur Egyptologist Joanne Salvador of Lindenhurst recently acquired, with three partners, a rare and beautiful yellow limestone sculpture of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, who lived about 3,300 years ago. "We had to follow clues to find this," she says, after learning that a private collector who owned it had died. Salvador majored in psychology and minored in art history at Stony Brook University, but acquired her passion for Egypt, she says, after watching Boris Karloff in the 1932 film "The Mummy" on TV as a child. "It was my dream to find something. I'm very lucky." For one night only, 7-10 p.m. next Friday, the head will be on display at the Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences, Earth & Space Sciences Building, Stony Brook University. The free "Ancient Egyptian Evening," which Salvador coordinated, includes the display of other artifacts, music and refreshments. For information, call 631-632-8230"
This is the entire item on the Newsday website (at the bottom of a page of other items).

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