A standing room-only crowd joined history professor Manu Ampim in LA-100 Thursday for a W.E.B. Du Bois lecture series event on the inaccuracy with which the media portray the life of King Tutankhamen, popularly known as King Tut.
The seminar focused on his true genealogy and the De Young Museum exhibit by archeologist Zahi Hawass claiming to have newfound DNA.
“This is modern-day fraud,” Ampim said. “People are taking it as far as distorting images to say they know what King Tut looks like. This is all speculation. You cannot present evidence if it has not been proven yet.”
Ampim said that saying they know who King Tut’s parents were is just guesswork.
They release data that says one thing at this moment in time, Ampim said, then release data at another point in time that is completely different information, and as a scholar one just cannot do that.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Talk unravels King Tut story