Egyptian God of the Afterlife to Greet Mile High Music Festival Goers

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As you probably read in our earlier post, there is a ton of non-music stuff to do at Mile High Music Festival on August 14 and15. But what may garner the most attention -- at least at first, is the 26-foot tall statue of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the afterlife. The statue's controversial placement outside Denver International Airport poured gas on the bonfire of conspiracy theories about the place -- which causes one to wonder, what conspiracy theories are there about Mile High Music Fest?

Westword photo intern Johnny Molfetta was at the press conference this morning and brings back these photos of the statue, which has been moved to the site of the festival, Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. After its stay at Mile High, Kristy Bassuener, publicist for the Denver Art Museum, says the statue will be moved to another high profile location in the city. The statue is part of the publicity push for the King Tut exhibit at the museum.

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