News Release: Arts and Humanities, Events

Mar. 18,  2009

DATE AND VENUE CHANGE:

Dr. Zahi Hawass Rescheduled for March 26 at the Fox Theatre

Due to an unforeseen obligation in Egypt in his official capacity as Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass’ “Mysteries of Tutankhamun Revealed” lecture has been moved from March 19 at the the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center to Thursday, March 26 at the Fox Theatre.

NEW DATE AND VENUE
 
• “Mysteries of Tutankhamun Revealed” with Dr. Zahi Hawass

• Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.

• Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Current ticketholders for the March 19 Civic Center presentation will be able to redeem their original tickets at the Fox Theatre for general admission seating on March 26. No exchanges necessary.

For those unable to attend the new date, refunds will be available through the end of Wednesday, March 25. Customers should contact their original point of purchase to initiate a refund. If purchased through Ticketmaster, customers can call 1.800.653.8000. Museum members who have questions can e-mail the Michael C. Carlos Museum or visit the Web site.

Remaining tickets for the new venue and date will be available for purchase starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 20. Tickets will remain available for purchase until the event begins. For more information, visit Ticketmaster, the Carlos Museum or King Tut. See Fox Theatre for directions.

In “Mysteries of Tutankhamun Revealed,” Dr. Hawass will discuss CT-scans of Tutankhamun’s mummy that were obtained as part of a landmark Egyptian research and conservation project, partially funded by National Geographic. Dr. Hawass will also discuss the ongoing search for the mummy of Queen Nefertiti, and the discovery of KV63, the chamber recently found in the Valley of the Kings.

Dr. Hawass will reveal new secrets discovered at the pyramids and detail his search for the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony. A member of the Michael C. Carlos Museum’s advisory board, Dr. Hawass is one of the world's foremost authorities on Egyptian archaeology and is known for his devotion and untiring efforts to promote and protect Egypt’s cultural and archaeological heritage. A booksigning will follow his lecture.

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