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Upcoming Philly Events

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King Tut makes his final appearance in the United States at Philly's Franklin Institute from February 3, 2007 to September 30, 2007.

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs features not only the treasures of King Tut but the story of his family and his time at the height of Egyptian culture and influence. As viewers progress through the eleven galleries, the objects are presented in context of the social and political backdrop of the time in which their owners lived and ruled.

The exhibition includes more than 130 priceless treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun and other royal tombs, all between 3,000 and 3,500 years old. Included in these treasures are 50 of Tutankhamun’s burial objects, including his royal diadem — the gold crown discovered encircling the head of the king’s mummified body that he likely wore while living.

Journey to a legendary and beautiful land — Tir-Na-nOg — where the leaves are always green and the flowers bloom all year. The 2007 Philadelphia Flower Show will take you to a playground of Irish gardens, music, and dance.

Though there are no scheduled stops for cheesesteaks, Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, will take in some of Philadelphia's most famous institutions during their one-day visit this month. The royal couple will tour the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the National Constitution Center after their arrival Jan. 27. They will be greeted by Gov. Rendell and Mayor Street.

In the afternoon, they will look over the city's acclaimed Mural Arts Program in West Philadelphia and visit with students at International House.

In the evening, TRH - that's "Their Royal Highnesses," to the uninitiated - will attend a gala concert to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Academy of Music. The performance will include appearances by classical artists as well as Rod Stewart. The themes of the two-day visit to the United States are youth development, urban regeneration and environmental conservation.

Photos and commentary on Charles, Camilla and the rest of the European royalty can be found on the message board "Glittering Royal Events".

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