Skip to comments.King Tut Exhibit Could Prove to Be Gold Mine
Posted on 12/03/2004 11:09:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv
The exhibit is twice the size of the late-1970s King Tut global tour which launched an era of "blockbuster" museum exhibitions. This year's version will charge up to $30 per ticket and give corporate backers a share in the profits, heralding a new trend in partnerships between private companies, museums and the antiquities' home countries.
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...he gave his life for tourism.
I went to it too and still have the lovely book,pin,and ticket stub. :-)
**** it. I'm jealous again.
I went to the exhibit in New Orleans and stood in line for many hours. As we approached the door, we were told sorry folks no more admitted.
A group of Exxon executives and families were to be given a special tour. There was a massive howl and knashing of teeth and general uprising. An EXXON PR type saw a nightmare in the making and resolved the issue by alllowing all in line to see the exhibit.
EXXON put up the bucks so they did have some clout.
I've never seen such wonderful things. The metalwork and sculpture is without peer.
I missed it when it came to Houston too.
My parents took me to see it back then. I must have been 7 or 8. I'm gonna have to take out a second mortgage to take my kids this time.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age
of the Pharaohs
June 16, 2005 through November 15, 2005
LACMA is the first United States venue for a 27-month national tour.
More than 130 treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun, other Valley of the Kings tombs and additional ancient sites.
In addition to LACMA, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs will appear at the following venues:
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale: December 2005
The Field Museum, Chicago: May 2006
I was not able to go, but my parents went to the Tut exhibit in New Orleans.
Hope it comes back this way so I can go this time.
thanks, I'll check out the link to find out more about this. If it's close by, maybe I'll go there.
I think this tour is part of Egypt's public relations offensive, made necessary by 9/11 and the Egyptian plan to attack Israel in the next couple of years.
What happened to the lawsuit they brought demanding that Israel pay them for the damages caused by the Ten Plagues?
Heh... I think that lawsuit was for the looting the Israelites did during the Exodus, rather than the actual Plagues. That was a lose-lose situation for the Egyptians anyway, since the official line nowadays is that there was never slavery in Egypt.
This mornings NY Times has the following editorial:
December 5, 2004
By STEVE MARTIN
T is fitting that so many major news organizations have asked me to herald the coming to the United States of the artifacts from King Tut's tomb. After all, I'm the one who wrote the silly song about him. I stepped over the backs of many Egyptologists who wanted to write this article, but it's better that they learn their lesson now: silly song writers are powerful and vicious people who will stop at nothing to write an article about subjects they have treated in a silly way.
Uh, yeah, considering it was written by Steve Martin. I guess an op-ed from Dec 5 has priority over something posted Dec 3?
Obviously Steve Martin wrote the song.
You linked the story about the Tut exhibit to his song. So did the New York Times.
It's the link between the exhibit and the song that wasn't original.
Yes, Martin's OP ED was published on the 5th. I bet you he wrote it a day or two before that, however. Maybe even before the 3rd.
Jeesh. Just trying to point out what I thought was an interesting similarity between your thinking and the thinking of the editors of the New York Times. I might have said great minds think alike, but then I know I'd be insulting both you and the Times editors by that comparison.
Well, EXCUUUUUUUSE ME!
I guess when you wrote, "Um, guys, you weren't the first to think of the Steve Martin song," which doesn't make any sense, you weren't trying hard to be insulting.
"Martin's OP ED was published on the 5th. I bet you he wrote it a day or two before that, however. Maybe even before the 3rd."
Alas, I don't have ESP, so I didn't know on the 3rd that Steve Martin was writing this NY Times piece for the 5th.
You don't? ummmm, of course, I knew that.....
Obviously I was a bit grammatically challenged in my first post. No insult was meant. I personally love the GGG posts and, though I'm not on the ping list, I try to follow them when I see them. (obsequious enough?)
What is the written equivalent of the arrow through the head bit?
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