Wednesday: 27.July.2005

Treasures of King Tut (Tutankhamen) arrive at the LACMA

Treasures of King Tut (Tutankhamen) come to Los Angeles The legendary treasures of King Tut (Tutankhamen) have arrived in Los Angeles. They'll be on display at the LACMA until November.

The tomb of Egypt's most famous pharaoh was discovered back in 1922 by Brit Howard Carter.

Tut ascended the throne at the tender age of 9. The boy-king ruled for only a decade before dying (murdered?) in 1323 BC (before either the computer or Internet were invented).

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While researching Tut, it surprised me to find so many different dates regarding his birth, death & the discovery of his tomb. Not that it matters, but you'd think everyone would agree after all these years.

Most interesting, of course, is the curse. Many movies have been made about it.

Tiks cost $25 weekdays, $30 weekends. For an extra six bucks, you can rent an accompanying audio tour (well worth the price). Other US venues will be Fort Lauderdale (1st half of next year), Chicago (2nd half 2006) & Philadelphia (most of 2007).

I've always been fascinated by ancient civilizations. I even took a class in Archeology (at F&M). Can't wait to go. Maybe after this heat-wave breaks. Sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Can't help but wonder if there's anything to that curse: Death Shall Come on Swift Wings To Him Who Disturbs the Peace of the King. I must admit, even while composing the entry for today's post, I noticed the software (both Dreamweaver & MoveableType) was responding strangely, in ways I'd never seen before. Nothing seemed to work right. Had to reboot repeatedly. Probably just a coincidence.

For more info, here is a Google search pre-configured for the query-terms: king tut tutankhamen pharoah treasures





Posted by Rad at July 27, 2005 10:29 AM

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