Sunday, December 25, 2005

Tut still rules

"Tut still rules: Some will claim it an authentic homage to ancient history, others will blast it as the hijacking of museums by sinister suits and big business. Wherever you stand, one thing is certain: When "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" closes its four-month run next April at the Museum of Art, hundreds of thousands will have gazed at the young pharaoh's treasures. Fort Lauderdale beat out Dallas, Houston and Seattle among other cities for the chance to host the collection of more than 130 artifacts from the tombs of Egypt's 18th Dynasty. As the museum's largest production to date, Tut should pump more than $120 million into the tills of local businesses -- further proof that even after 3,000 years, this boy is still worth his weight in gold."
There is more in the article about art in 2005, but this is the complete Egyptology reference.

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