Thursday, May 10, 2007

Philadelphia Gets ‘Deserted’ For King Tut Tour

PHILADELPHIA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Philadelphia hasn’t caught the West Nile Virus, but ancient Egyptian fever is still spreading in the city like the plague.

In honor of King Tut’s visit to a local Philly museum, the city is unwrapping the bandages on Saturday (May 12) to a scavenger hunt called “King Tut’s Treasure Tour” which uses GPS technology to track a $1,000 diamond pendant.

Tut spokeswoman Cara Schneider says trucks dumped 150 tons of sand for the Ramses Second temple replica which holds a cryptic clue toward winning the pharoah’s prize.

Schneider says the Egyptian exhibits as well as the hieroglyphic hype for the race has spread to surrounding businesses.

She says local bars have joined the fun with “Tut- tinis,” spas have given Cleopatra haircuts, and hotels have Egypt-themed fantasy suites.

Schneider jokes, “It is Egypt-delphia.”

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