With over 131 replicas of the pharaoh’s sacred and personal possessions along with associated artifacts from the period surrounding Tutankhamen’s reign, this exhibit reconstructs both the historic discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter and the life and times of Egypt’s most celebrated boy-king.
Through November 24, it's all right here in I.F. at the Museum of Idaho.
In visual detail, visitors to this unique exhibit will learn how 33 centuries ago a young pharaoh, worshiped as a god, was laid to eternal rest in all his splendor—his rule mysteriously cut short by an unknown tragedy. An innocent puppet-ruler, he had been caught in the midst of a dangerous and profound political, spiritual and artistic revolution against the entire pantheon of ancient Egyptian gods by the first monotheistic religious cult in history.
While the experience of seeing the original artifacts is unsurpassable, there are enormous benefits to viewing these reproductions. The sheer number of replicas in King Tut: Treasures of the Tomb from the Pharaoh’s Tomb collection far exceeds the number of original objects from the tomb which have been allowed to leave the Egyptian Museum for viewing abroad, including some of the more impressive like the spectacles as the golden Canopic Shrine, the golden State Chariot, the iconic golden mummy case and the bejeweled mummy of the pharaoh himself.
For those who have stood in long lines and paid lofty admissions to see the originals, it affords an opportunity to see far more of the pharaoh’s treasures than were available in the other touring exhibitions and at a more accessible price for families and schools.
Superbly reproduced, this magnificent collection of legendary artifacts faithfully preserves the grandeur and mystery of the most astonishing archaeological treasure ever discovered.
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