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DFW gets a jackal-headed god

In some parts of the country the buzz at the airport has been all about the forecast of snow. But at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport they were on the lookout for a giant jackal-headed god.


(Anubis and friends photo courtesy DFW’s Brian Murnahan)

They weren’t disappointed. DFW International Airport welcomed the ancient Egyptian jackal-headed god Anubis, guide and protector of the dead, to the Airport’s Founders’ Plaza. The 10-ton, 26-foot-tall statue has a giant candy cane staff and is on duty to remind travelers that there’s a “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA).

You better watch out for Santa… and Anubis

While the folks at NORAD are busy tracking the whereabouts of a roly-poly guy named Santa, folks heading to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport should be on the lookout for a ten-ton, 26-foot-tall statue of Anubis, the ancient god of mummification and the dead.

Airport officials say the statue, complete with a giant candy cane staff, is due to arrive on Friday at the airport’s Founders’ Plaza. It’s role? To amuse holiday travelers and promote the current Tutankhamun exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art. (Tip: check the museum’s Web site to get $10 off the hefty exhibit ticket price; good only on New Year’s Day.)

Can’t wait to see the statue on-site!