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Renowned Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass to Speak in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Dr. Zahi Hawass, internationally known Egyptologist and Vice Minister of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities returns to San Francisco on March 8, to deliver a lecture, “Mysteries of Tutankhamun Revealed,” at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House in conjunction with the exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, currently on view at the de Young Museum. Dr. Hawass will present the findings of the recently announced CT scan and DNA study, “Ancestry and Pathology of King Tut’s Family,” published in the February 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). These discoveries shed light on the cause of death and familial lineage of the world’s most recognized pharaoh, Tutankhamun. Tickets for the lecture are $15 (general admission) and available