You have to see it up close to really get the gist of it, but without a doubt, the Museum of Idaho current exhibit is a bona fide treasure to behold. Just don't dilly-dally too much--the King Tut exhibit is wrapping up this Saturday!
Ten years in the making, from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this dazzling collection of Tutankhamen’s legendary treasures recreates the richest archaeological find of all time.
With over 131 pieces displayed 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.
An innocent puppet-ruler, Tutankhamun 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. Hidden in darkness beneath the desert sand for over three millennia, his spectacular golden treasures were finally brought to light with their discovery by Howard Carter in 1922, to begin fulfilling their ancient magical task of ensuring that the name of Tutankhamun, the long-forgotten boy pharaoh, would live forever.
Ten years in the making, from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this dazzling collection of reproductions of Tutankhamun’s legendary treasures recreates in all its glory the richest archaeological find of all time.
For more information about the exhibit visit www.museumofidaho.org.