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Spike TV to air 6-hour King Tut miniseries

Spike TV to air 6-hour King Tut miniseries

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- "Tut," a six-hour miniseries about ancient Egypt’s King Tutankhamun, is to be shot in Morocco and Canada this fall and will debut on Spike TV next year.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.
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Researchers: King Tut may have been killed in chariot crash

Researchers: King Tut may have been killed in chariot crash

LONDON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- British researchers say King Tutankhamun, possibly the most famous of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, died in a chariot crash.
Ancient Egyptian elite interred as one mummy but in multiple coffins

Ancient Egyptian elite interred as one mummy but in multiple coffins

OSLO, Norway, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Elite individuals in ancient Egypt were often entombed in multiple coffins, with as many as eight of them nested like Russian dolls, researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
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Crowd turns out for downtown cattle drive ... Retrial ordered after judge falls asleep ... Man builds Egyptian coffin ... Soldier sets up ruse to propose ... The world as we know it from UPI.

Man builds Egyptian coffin

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- An 89-year-old Florida man said he has spent the past 25 years and about $10,000 building an Egyptian-themed coffin.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.
By United Press International

King Tut's burial a rush job?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 8 (UPI) -- Microbial growth in King Tutankhamen's tomb shows his burial was a rush job done before the paint on the tomb's wall was even dry, a U.S. researcher suggests.
Some missing artifacts found in Cairo

Some missing artifacts found in Cairo

CAIRO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Some of the ancient artifacts stolen from the Egyptian Museum during Cairo's recent turmoil have been found, Egypt's antiquities chief said Monday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006.
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King Tutankhamun
"Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," on display during a media preview on December 14, 2005, will open to the public on December 15 at Ft. Lauderdale's Museum of Art. This painted calcite bust of the young King Tutankhamun is one of the many artifacts on display. (UPI Photo/Marino-Cantrell)
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Tutankhamun (alternately spelled with Tutenkh-, -amen, -amon), Egyptian twt-ˤnḫ-ı͗mn, approx. ; 1341 BC – 1323 BC) was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled c.1333 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. His original name, Tutankhaten, means "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun means "Living Image of Amun". In hieroglyphs the name Tutankhamun was typically written Amen-tut-ankh, because of a scribal custom that placed a divine name at the beginning of a phrase to show appropriate reverence. He is possibly also the Nibhurrereya of the Amarna letters. He was likely the 18th dynasty king 'Rathotis' who, according to Manetho, an ancient historian, had reigned for nine years — a figure which conforms with Flavius Josephus's version of Manetho's Epitome.

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon of Tutankhamun's nearly intact tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world. In February 2010, the results of DNA tests confirmed that Tutankhamun's Y-chromosome belongs to the R1b haplogroup. R1b is the most common Y-chromosome haplogroup in Europe reaching its highest concentrations in Ireland, Scotland, western England and the European Atlantic seaboard, rippling through the rest of Europe. The tests tests also confirmed that he was the son of Akhenaten (mummy KV55) and his sister/wife (mummy KV35YL), whose name is unknown but whose remains are positively identified as "The Younger Lady" mummy found in KV35.

Tutankhamun was born in 1341 BC, the son of Akhenaten (formerly Amenhotep IV) and one of his sisters. As a prince he was known as Tutankhaten. He ascended to the throne in 1333 BC, at the age of nine, taking the reign name of Tutankhamun. His wet-nurse was a certain woman called Maia, known from her tomb at Saqqara.

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