Whenever I hear the name King Tut I immediately think of…Steve Martin. How can you not love his 1978 novelty hit? But seriously when I think of King Tut I think of this.
In all seriousness Ernie WAS my first introduction to the famous pharaoh. I loved that sketch and it started my interest in Egyptian mummies Recently, I was invited to attend the grand opening of Muzeo’s latest exhibit King Tut: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb and was curious to learn more about on of Egypt’s most famous residents.
Because actual artifacts from the tomb are nearly impossible to get out of Egypt the exhibit consists entirely of replicas of the pharaoh’s treasures. But don’t let this deter you – they are accurate representations directly from Giza and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With over 125 pieces in the exhibit it offers a comprehensive view of the treasures of the tomb.
On my visit I joined a tour led by the exhibit’s curator who provided an in depth look at the pieces on display. She told all about Howard Carter’s discovery of the tomb and the history of King Tut and Ancient Egypt as a whole.
Every piece is a replica of what was found in the tomb and offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of the famous pharaoh. A culture that believed you can take it with you there was treasure upon treasure buried with the ruler.
There were also several photos of the actual excavation of the tomb. After hearing about it for years it was interesting to get a glimpse into the actual discovery process.
The entire exhibit is a fascinating glimpse into the history King Tut and ancient Egypt. Perfect for adults and families it’s well worth a visit to Muzeo to check it out. .