Saturday, August 27, 2005

The boy shill

With Tutankhamun soon to be on the move again, another rash of articles can be expected. I'll only update the blog with those that seem to offer something a bit different. This article, entitled How King Tut evolved from Cold War cultural ambassador to today's corporate pitchman examines the history of Tutankhamun's transformation from miraculous archaeological find to commercial pin-up, is by Christopher Knight, whose writing is always entertaining, and offers a detailed and highly readable overview of the subject. See the link above to go to the artilce on the website.

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