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April 5, 2002

"All Wrapped Up," an exhibit of Egyptian artifacts, is now open at the Becker-Colonna Egyptian Gallery in the Humanities Building. The free exhibit will highlight elegant ancient linen wrappings, from clothing, mummification and bandages reputedly from King Tutankhamun's tomb. Also on display will be the mummy of Nes-Per-N-Nub, a statuette of one of Queen Nefertiti's daughters, scarabs, amulets and a display of mummified foods, such as duck and beef.

The exhibit is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Room 510 of the Humanities Building. It runs through May 1. Group tours can be arranged by calling (415) 338-1500.

The artifacts are part of the University's Sutro Egyptian Collection, a group of approximately 700 artifacts spanning 5000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Adolph Sutro, who served as mayor of San Francisco, purchased the artifacts in the 1880s and brought them to America. They were displayed in the Sutro Baths where they remained until the baths were demolished in 1966 and the artifacts were donated to the University.

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