Saturday, May 27, 2006

Update: The Exelon sarcophagus

Further to yesterday's posting about the Excelon boss who upset Zahi Hawass by keeping an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus in his office: "A Chicago executive who found himself in unexpectedly hot water over antiquities this week defused a potentially sensitive international incident Thursday by offering to relinquish possession of an ancient Egyptian coffin. Exelon CEO John Rowe, an amateur historian, has long kept a 2,600-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus in his office, bought in 1998 from a Chicago antiquities dealer. But he came under sudden attack for this Wednesday at a preview event for "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," the blockbuster King Tut exhibit opening today at the Field Museum, of which Exelon is a major sponsor."
See the above page for the full story.

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