King Tut returns to NYC

  • March 23, 2010 20:27

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King Tut is heading to Times Square in an exhibition opening April 23. Getty image.

A 25-foot statue of the Egyptian jackal-headed god Annubis arrived at New York City's South Street Seaport by barge.

The ceremony announced the coming arrival of artifacts from King Tut's tomb, in a show opening April 23 at the Discovery Times Square Exposition, after traveling from San Francisco's de Young museum.

In 1979, the first blockbuster Tut exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art attracted 1.8 million visitors. The current exhibit, featuring fifty of Tut's 3,000-year-old treasures, will be in New York City until January 2011.

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