Tutankhamun "King Tut” Exhibit coming to Seattle in May
Tutankhamun "King Tut": The Golden King and Great Pharaohs exhibit coming to Seattle’s Pacific Science Center on May 24, 2012
The mysterious story of boy ruler, King Tut returns to Seattle May 24th, 2012. This exhibition is succeeding the 1978 exhibition of Tutankhamen and will be the final display in the United States. The King Tut Exhibition will feature an almost entirely new selection of treasures and more than 100 artifacts from this golden king’s tomb. While some of the objects featured were present at the 1978 presentation, several of them have not left Egypt in over 30 years! This showing will also display ancient sites portraying rulers throughout 2,000 years of Egyptian history.
Be among the first to view some of the distinct tomb pieces, including authentic furniture, jewelry and ceremonial items. The most anticipated piece will be the golden sandals, which were once placed on King Tut’s mummified feet. Also, witness a 10-foot statue of Tutankhamun, unearthed at the remnants of the memorial temple of two of his prized officials. Get the chance view a 3D duplication and the first CT scans of King Tut’s mummy.
To complete the entire experience, two IMAX films: Mummies: Secret of the Pharoahs and Mysteries of Egypt will be featured. These films travel through the history of ancient Egypt and will be in addition to an audio guide by renowned actor, Harrison Ford. These National Geographic films take viewers through prehistoric Eygpt and explore the mysteries of an ancient period and location.
Tickets to the general public have been on sale since February 16th. More than 40,000 member and group tickets have already been sold, marking an unmatched response from the community. Don’t miss the final exhibition of King Tut in the United Sates ever! Purchase your tickets at kingtut.org or pacificsciencecenter.org. Discounted tickets for Pacific Science Center members and groups of 10 or more are available. Groups interested in purchasing tickets can call (206) 443-3611.