Saturday, May 13, 2006

Saturday Trivia

Tutankhamun Trivia
"f you're planning on taking part, here is some Tut trivia that will help you better understand the show: "A king's ransom: The Egyptian government sent the precious artifacts on tour as a way to raise money for its own museums. So, Field visitors must shell out $25 to view the exhibit. In 1977, a Tut viewing only cost $1.50. Artistic license: The bust, which travels with a security team, isn't an exact likeness of the Boy King. The sculptor apparently performed a little plastic surgery for the afterlife and corrected the pharaoh's buck teeth and recessed chin." See the above page for more in a smiliar vein.

Pharaoh’s resuscitated
"A $9 million facelift has Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom Adventure Park roaring again.Backed by a pair of new partners, Aryana Group and Braswells, the amusement park in Redlands off Interstate 10 has banked that its new make-over can attract the interest of youth and adults through its Egyptian-oriented gates . . . . The ancient Egyptian theme park was built for $26 million and opened in June, 1996. It was able to attract to the 18-acre area an estimated 1 million people at one time to its various water slides, amusement rides and concession stands. Modeled after the Giza area in ancient Egypt with its splendid pyramids, temples and walkways, the park has competed with other amusement parks in the area such as the two in Ontario, another in Riverside and Raging Waters in San Dimas that provided stiff competition."

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