Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Breaking News! "King Tut" Treasure to Return to U.S. in 2005

After almost three decades the ancient Egyptian tomb treasures of King Tutankhamun will be making a return visit to U.S. shores.

A new exhibition, "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," (see artifacts from the exhibit, currently in Germany) will travel the U.S. for 27 months starting in June 2005. Stops will include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Florida's Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, and the Field Museum of Chicago.

Over 130 funerary objects that have rarely or never traveled abroad before are part of the exhibit. The 3,300-to-3,500-year-old artifacts come from the tombs of 18th-dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamun and others buried in the Valley of the Kings.