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After a more than a quarter-century, Tutankhamun returns to the U.S.


In late April, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs opened in New York, its final venue in North America. The exhibition is timely given recent presentation of DNA evidence about his family connections as well as new clues concerning his physical health, which the researchers say show Tutankhamun suffered from malaria and multiple foot problems that likely incapacitated the young monarch. At the same time, however, new sculptural evidence, along with depictions of Tutankhamun on objects from his tomb (and on display in the exhibition), indicate a physically active ruler, hunting ostriches from his speeding chariot and leading his armies against Asiatics and Nubians. Despite the intensive study of Tutankhamun and the later 18th Dynasty, the scholarly debates show there are still more mysteries about him waiting to be unwrapped.


Tut Takes Manhattan
Final chance to see this exhibition about Egypt's most famous pharaoh

The Funeral of Tutankhamun
A Metropolitan Museum exhibition highlights remains from the burial of King Tut

To Bury a Pharaoh
Met curator Dorothea Arnold takes a fresh look at the leftover materials from Tutankhamun's mummification.

Commentary: Who's the Real Tut?
What DNA, CT scans, and archaeology tell us

Warrior Tut
Sculptures from Luxor prove the "Boy King" was the scourge of Egypt's foes

Tut: Disease and DNA News
A quick take of reports coming out about Tut, malaria, and more

Tutankhamun Returns
Egyptologist Aidan Dodson reports from Bonn on the exhibition


Scanning Tut or Murder! Well, maybe not...
A high-tech look at Tut generates more controversy than answers

Treasures of Tanis
Royal riches discovered during World War II rival those of Tutankhamun, but remain virtually unknown.

Tut Talk
Behind-the-scenes conversations about the Tutankhamun exhibition


Who was Tut?
The basics about the Boy King

Tut Discovery Timeline
The history of the greatest find of the 20th century

The Man Who Found Tut
The life of Howard Carter

Was the tomb cursed? Of course not.

Tut's New Old Face and His New TV Show
Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities releases images of the young pharaoh's face, and we review "King Tut's Final Secrets"


Reading Tut
Overviews, the excavation, mystery, fringe, and fiction


Tut in Cyberspace
Online resources bring Tut to your desktop!

Not Now in New York!
Residents of Metropolis Do Get to See Tut