King Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
The Pacific Science Center brings King Tut to Seattle. The exhibit began in May 2012 and will be on display until January 2013.
For those of us who forgot the teachings of 7th grade history, let me jog your memory: King Tut was a pharaoh during the 18th dynasty in Egypt. Nicknamed “the boy king,” King Tut is significant because of the mystery behind his premature death and the Egyptians little knowledge of him. The exhibit at the Pacific Science Center takes viewers through this fascinating period in history, teaching children and reminding adults the important role of pharaoh’s in ancient Egypt, and their lasting contributions to society.
The exhibit features ancient artifacts from the period and even a collection of authentic jewelry, furniture and ceremonial items from King Tut’s tomb. Additionally, the boy king's golden sandals which were found on his mummified body, and, finally, the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed are also on display.
I encourage everyone to take advantage of this rare opportunity and explore an exhibit layden with history. This is also the last time the exhibit will be on display in North America. While there is still plenty of time to visit, this is definitely one you won’t want to miss.
For information on tickets, visit the exhibit’s website: http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/King-Tut/king-tut-the-exhibition