Friday, November 25, 2005

83 Anniversary of Tutankhamun Discovery

"Egypt and Briatin next Sunday will celebrate the passing of 83 years since discovering the tomb of Tutankhamun (King Tut), said Thursday Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA). In a press statement, SCA's Secretary-General Dr. Zahi Hawas said Egyptian and British cultural organizations will celebrate the discovery, which was made in 1922, through a number of activities, including a screening of a documentary regarding the king who ruled Egypt during 1332-1322 BCE. The celebration at the Egyptian Museum, he explained, will include a photo exhibition of the tomb and the process of its discovery, adding that although Tutankhamun was somewhat of a minor king in comparison to other rulers, the treasures found in his tomb made him quite a noteworthy pharaoh. To share King Tut's heritage with others, 50 of the tomb's major artifacts are being shown at international exhibitions, such as in the US, Germany, Switzerland and Britain."
This is the full item on the Kuwait News Agency website.

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