New York City Welcomes King Tut Exhibit

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From the NY Daily News:

Get ready to walk like an Egyptian – King Tut is on his way back to the Big Apple.

Tickets went on sale Tuesday for an exhibit of artifacts from the boy pharaoh’s tomb, opening April 23 at the Discovery Times Square Exposition.

To mark the occasion, former Mayor Ed Koch welcomed a 25-feet-tall, black-and-gold statue of the jackal-headed god Anubis, which floated on a barge past the Statue of Liberty to arrive at the South Street Seaport.

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King Tut was a huge hit the last time he was here, bringing 1.8 million visitors to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1979, when Koch was hizzoner.

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