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September/October 2015

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September/October 2015

Gilded statue of Tut

King Tut: A Classic Blockbuster Museum Exhibition That Began as a Diplomatic Gesture

When the boy-king was the hottest ticket in town

By Meredith Hindley

Volume 36, Issue 5

A stopper from the canopic chest that held the mummified internal organs of Tutankhamun. The alabaster piece was one of the “treasures” discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings by the English archaeologist Howard Carter that later toured the United States in a blockbuster exhibition.

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