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Mrs. Kennedy Opens King Tut Exhibit

Nov. 3, 1961 - Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy today officially opened an exhibit of 34 priceless objects found in the tomb of King Tut-ankh-Amen, the 18th dynasty Pharaoh of Egypt. He was buried in Thebes in 1344 B.C. The exhibit has been placed around a foundation in the marble rotunda of the National Gallery of Art. This is the first time the 3,300-year-old treasures have been shown outside of Egypt. Mrs. Kennedy was given a painted limestone statue of a noble of the fifth dynasty. It was found in excavations near the pyramids.


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