February 4, 2007 |
Sure, that Street fellow is still in charge through the rest of the year. And Fattah, Knox and the rest are busy angling for his seat. But there's a new ruler in Philadelphia, starting yesterday: Tutankhamun. If tickets were ballots, Tut would already have blown past all those other guys - with more than 400,000 sold so far for dates between now and September. He's got better bling, too. First-day visitors marveled as they wandered through room after room of glittering Egyptian history at the Franklin Institute, including items from the boy king's tomb and from other Egyptian royals of his time.
December 1, 2009 |
The next blockbuster show to be hosted by the Franklin Institute is "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt. " The for-profit exhibition will make its worldwide debut in Philadelphia, running from June 5 to Jan. 2, 2011, before moving on to four other cities. By importing "Cleopatra," the science museum hopes to repeat some of the box-office success of "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," which also ran for seven months and drew 1.3 million visitors to the Franklin in 2007.
February 2, 2007 |
They say you can't take it with you, but Tutankhamun sure tried. Sent to the afterlife in a solid-gold sarcophagus, the boy king was accompanied by a burial treasure trove so extravagant it included a second sarcophagus, fashioned of gold and semiprecious stones, just to hold his mummified liver. On Saturday, the glittering liver coffin and 130 other artifacts go on display at the Franklin Institute, as the traveling exhibition "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" begins what promises to be a blockbuster seven-month Philadelphia run. Advance ticket sales have already reached 400,000, the largest presale in the museum's history.
September 5, 2007 |
With its long run in Philadelphia, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at the Franklin Institute is "on pace" to break the U.S. traveling-exhibition attendance record for a single city, the Franklin says. The show has sold 1.18 million tickets - 1.13 million of which have been used - and has a month to go in its eight-month Philadelphia visit, prompting museum officials to predict yesterday that it will break the previous record of 1.3 million visitors set in 1977 when Treasures of Tutankhamun visited the Field Museum in Chicago.
December 3, 2004 |
Tutankhamun, the fabled boy pharaoh whose tomb treasures dazzled museum-goers in the late 1970s, is returning to America for an encore next summer. The final stop of the four-city American tour of "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaoh" is yet to be selected, but it could be Philadelphia. A spokesman for the Franklin Institute confirmed yesterday that the science museum was discussing the show with the organizers, a commercial consortium led by Anschutz Entertainment Group of Los Angeles and including Arts & Entertainment International.
January 27, 2005 |
Philadelphia has been chosen as the fourth and final stop for an exhibition of archaeological artifacts connected to the fabled Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, popularly known as King Tut. The show will begin a two-year American tour in Los Angeles this summer. The Franklin Institute was to announce today that it will present the show of about 130 objects between February and September 2007. About 50 of these objects come from Tut's burial chamber, discovered in 1922. These include a gold coffin that held the teenage pharaoh's viscera, a diamond crown, and a solid-silver ceremonial trumpet.
July 20, 2015
* WELCOME TO SWEDEN . 8 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, NBC10. Neve Campbell (pictured with camera) guest stars in the Season 2 premiere of Greg Poehler's Swedish fish-out-of-water comedy, loosely based on his own life as an expatriate in Stockholm. His slightly more famous sister Amy, an executive producer, also pops in for a cameo. Best of all, Lena Olin returns as his future mother-in-law. * SAVE MY LIFE: BOSTON TRAUMA . 10 p.m. Sunday, 6ABC. From the producer of "NY Med" and "Boston Med," new docu-series takes viewers inside the trauma centers of several Boston hospitals.
September 1, 2007 |
Egypt's top antiquities official was down in the fabled tomb of Tutankhamun a few weeks ago - doing a television interview, of all things - when he noticed something curious he had never seen before. In a back room closed to public view, Zahi Hawass spotted a cluster of reed boxes crammed with plaster fragments and limestone seals used to stamp hieroglyphs. Intrigued, the scholar took a closer look and saw that both were marked with a trio of icons - sun, scarab and basket - whose meaning he recognized instantly: Neb-kheperu-re, the throne name of the boy pharaoh.
February 2, 2007 |
THE EXPLOSION of technology and the good economic times of the early 20th century triggered a gold rush of sorts, leading to inventions and explorations that became media events and created heroes, dead and alive. A race to find the South Pole led to lifelong fame for its 1911 discoverer, Roald Amundsen, and similar media attention for his competitors, such as Ernest Shackleton and Robert F. Scott. Charles Lindbergh became an icon by winning the race to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
November 10, 2006 |
Tutankhamun, the legendary King Tut, owes his fame in large part to a good find in 1922, when Egyptologist Howard Carter discovered Tut's tomb virtually intact. The time around Tut's reign in the middle 1300s B.C. has long been a focus for those studying the ancient world, and over the next several months, Philadelphia will be the home to spectacular exhibitions highlighting that period. The first of them, "Amarna, Ancient Egypt's Place in the Sun," opens Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, one of the world's great centers of ancient Egyptology and ancient Egyptian artifacts.