May 14, 1998
Vol. 17, No. 16

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    The real thing

    The Oriental Institute's statue of King Tutankhamun was mistakenly referred to as a replica in the last issue of the Chronicle. The statue, dating to the time of King Tutankhamun (circa 1325 B.C.), was excavated by the Oriental Institute in 1930 in Western Thebes. The lower section of the statue is a modern restoration. That section was cut to facilitate the statue's move to the Oriental Institute Museum's new Egyptian gallery.