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Inlaid Diadem with Vulture and Cobra Uraeus
Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun (1332-1322 BC)
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Photo by Andreas F. Voegelin, Antikenmuseum Basel and Sammlung Ludwig
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by Thomas Hoving

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco recently announced that the blockbuster, "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," would open at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park for nine months, June 27, 2009-Mar. 28, 2010. The exhibition comes 30 years after the 1979 blockbuster King Tut show there.