Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Exhibition: Tutankhamun encore visit to U.S.

PR Newswire

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," the exhibition that drew nearly 4 million visitors during its two-year, four-city tour, will return to the United States for a three-city encore tour. Following the success of the first tour, which broke records at each of the four museums it visited in the United States from June 2005 through September 2007, the exhibition will return from its current London engagement to open at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) in October 2008, followed by visits to two yet to be named museums.

When the exhibition opened in Los Angeles in 2005, it marked the first time in more than 25 years that treasures from King Tut's tomb were shown in the United States. The Dallas engagement marks the first time these artifacts will be seen in the Southwest region. The current exhibition includes an extensive array of more than 130 extraordinary artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other ancient Egyptian sites. The return of the exhibition to the United States will include a selection of artifacts that are new to the exhibit and have never before been seen outside of Egypt.

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