King Tut Returns to the West Coast

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, will be the largest King Tut exhibit ever shown on the west coast


King Tut returns to the west coast // (c) Sandro Vannini

King Tut // (c) Sandro Vannini

Pacific Science Center has announced that it will host the largest King Tut exhibit ever shown on the west coast. Called Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, it will hold forth in the Seattle-based museum from May 24, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013.

The exhibit will feature more than 100 objects from both the tomb of King Tut and from royal and private tombs and temples of important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Clients will be able to come face-to-face with the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed: a ten-foot statue of the pharaoh found at the remains of the funerary temple of two of his high officials.

Other artifacts incorporated into the exhibit include jewelry, furniture and weapons. Clients can even see the king's golden sandals, created specifically for the afterlife and covering his feet when his mummified remains were discovered in 1922 by British explorer Howard Carter.

In addition to these artifacts, many of which have never been seen in North America, the exhibition will offer clients the opportunity to learn about King Tut’s life and death through recent CT scans of his mummy.

Tickets for this exhibition will go on sale in November 2011.

Pacific Science Center
www.pacificsciencecenter.org

 

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