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February 4, 2007 | By Tom Avril INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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July 20, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Accuracy or dramatic flair? Just what do we want from a historical epic? It's a question that makes some critics froth at the mouth with the premiere of every historical miniseries or show, from HBO's painstakingly researched Rome to Starz's saucy Spartacus and Showtime's downright naughty The Borgias . The question will no doubt be raised again this weekend when Spike unveils its first major scripted production , Tut ...
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July 20, 2015
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December 1, 2009 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
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.
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February 2, 2007 | By Matt Blanchard FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
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September 5, 2007 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
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.
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December 3, 2004 | By Edward J. Sozanski INQUIRER ART CRITIC
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.
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January 27, 2005 | By Edward J. Sozanski INQUIRER ART CRITIC
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.
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September 1, 2007 | By Tom Avril INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2007 | By ROBERT STRAUSS For the Daily News
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*  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.
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July 20, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Accuracy or dramatic flair? Just what do we want from a historical epic? It's a question that makes some critics froth at the mouth with the premiere of every historical miniseries or show, from HBO's painstakingly researched Rome to Starz's saucy Spartacus and Showtime's downright naughty The Borgias . The question will no doubt be raised again this weekend when Spike unveils its first major scripted production , Tut ...
NEWS
December 1, 2009 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
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.
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September 30, 2007 | By Ashwin Verghese INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With only one weekend to go, the Franklin Institute wanted to cram every last second it could into its nearly eight-month King Tut exhibit. So it did just that. The doors to Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs have been open since Friday morning at 8:30, allowing visitors to come calling at the throne of the legendary boy-king at all hours. The traveling exhibit closes to the public tonight at 11. Although getting into the show during the day would be nearly impossible, Karen Corbin, the Franklin Institute's vice president for programs, marketing and business development, said Tut fans still had a chance to see it by buying tickets at the museum during the day for the show at night.
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September 5, 2007 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER CULTURE WRITER
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.
NEWS
September 1, 2007 | By Tom Avril INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 23, 2007 | By Cody Glenn FOR THE INQUIRER
Imagine the thrill British archaeologist Howard Carter felt when he discovered King Tut's tomb after scouring the Egyptian desert for years. Can't see yourself unearthing gold artifacts and the king's sarcophagi? Then try to remember going on childhood scavenger hunts, scurrying around the neighborhood for soda bottles, a library card and a picture of Mike Schmidt. Add a bit of 21st-century technology, and you have geocaching - a craze that is spreading around the world. "It's the thrill of the hunt," says Brian Vaughan of Narberth, who has been caching with his wife and two children for almost three years.
NEWS
May 10, 2007 | By Helen I. Hwang FOR THE INQUIRER
Chocolate made in the likeness of King Tut seemed like a sweet - and timely - idea to West Chester's own chocolate king, Christopher Curtin. Curtin, proprietor of ?clat Chocolate, created three delicately formed chocolates for the Franklin Institute exhibit "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. " Curtin makes desserts in the shape of King Tut's head, a winged scarab and hieroglyphic chocolate shards to celebrate the pharaonic exhibit in Philadelphia, which continues until Sept.
NEWS
March 23, 2007 | By Dave Boyer
The King Tut exhibit at the Franklin Institute is dull, dark and disappointing. But at least the lines are long. More than 600,000 people viewed "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" in the show's first six weeks in Philadelphia. Rarely have so many paid so much to see an itty, bitty liver casket. That was my sucker moment. I stood there, beholding the box that once stored Tut's bile, and began to feel rather poorly myself. Thirty-two bucks per ticket, plus parking and numbingly long lines, for this?
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February 4, 2007 | By Tom Avril INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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