Monday, December 29, 2008
It is one thing to blame the economy because the attendance to Tut in Dallas is down it is another thing to blame the shows contents for less interest felt by a public who expect more than this. The 130 objects are a group of the standard stars of the Cairo Egyptian Museum and are each highly marketed by Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities.
Perhaps more interest would be felt if half of the objects were mummies less famous we all know King Tutankhamen but hardly know the Twenty-First Dynasty priests and priestesses of Amen. I say put the dead back into the museum display, the problem here appears to me to be political correctness.