Saturday, November 26, 2011

Steve Martin

Now when I die
Don't think I'm a nut,
Don't want no fancy funeral,
Just one like ol' King Tut . . .
Born in Arizona
Moved to Babylonia
King Tut!
From his 1978 hit single, inspired by the sensational "Treasures of Tutankhamun" exhibit that attracted huge crowds when it toured seven American cities between 1976 and 1979.

On this date in 1922, English archaeologist Howard Carter first peeked into (and perhaps entered) the Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb, the best preserved pharaonic tomb ever found in the Egyptian "Valley of the Kings."

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