Born in Arizona, Moved to Babylonia

Heee’s baaack! Everyone’s favorite pharaoh, King Tut, is making
the first tour of the US since
1979, guaranteed to inspire Indian Jones wannabees and lurk in the dreams of school kids everywhere. The new exhibit,
called “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” (you can see artifacts from the exhibit
here) will travel the U.S. for
27 months starting in June 2005. Stops will include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Florida’s Fort Lauderdale
Museum of Art, and the Field Museum of Chicago. Sadly, New York’s Metropolitan Museum will be left out this time
due to a dispute over cost (thanks to reader Usman for pointing out that the owners of the exhibition wanted to charge
Met visitors  an exhorbitant additional fee…something the Met refused to do). The last time artifacts from
Tutankhamun’s tomb visited the U.S. was from 1976 to 1979. This smaller exhibit featuring the boy king toured seven
cities and attracted approximately eight million visitors.