London, England, October 1, 2007—
Even after 3,000 years, this god of the dead is still carrying out his sacred duties.
The 25-foot-tall (8-meter-tall) statue of Anubis was floated down the Thames River on Monday, paving the way for the arrival of famous boy pharaoh Tutankhamun.
The ruler's mummy, along with dozens of related artifacts, are being installed as the exhibition "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs" arrives in the capital city.
The exhibition, which will be on display from November 15 to August 30, 2008, has generated massive buzz in the United Kingdom, already selling more than 300,000 tickets. The display previously ran for three years in four different U.S. cities and is sponsored by the National Geographic Society, which owns National Geographic News.
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