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The Curious Fates Of Famous Corpses

Mar 12, 2013

King Tutankhamun's mostly intact tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter and George Herbert. Global exhibitions of his tomb make the pharaoh a popular and well-known historical figure.
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American culture loves celebrity. Magazines and television shows follow the lives of celebrities like an ongoing mini-series -- until they die. That’s when we typically set down one tale and start another. But the story doesn’t always end there. Some famous corpses had very curious fates. Seattle writer Bess Lovejoy is author of "Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses." She joins us.

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