King Tut NYC Exhibition at Discovery Times Square Exposition Extends to January 17, 2011

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NEW YORK, NY.- At a sold-out lecture last evening in New York City, Dr. Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced a two-week extension of the King Tut exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs to January 17, 2011. Recently added to the exhibition are a chariot some Egyptologists theorize could have been instrumental in the Boy King’s death as well as 19 objects that have been in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection since the early 20th century that will be returned to Egypt in June 2011. The soon-to-be repatriated objects, which range from study samples to a three-quarter-inch-high bronze dog and a sphinx bracelet-element, are all attributed to Tutankhamun’s tomb, which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 in the Valley of the Kings. On view since April 2010 at Discovery Times Square Exposition, this is the final U.S. showing of the National Geographic exhibition. Featuring more than 150 objects