It’s finally here! Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs opens at Pacific Science Center on May 24, 2012 and will be in Seattle until January 3 2013. This is the final U.S. showing of the tour before it permanently returns to Egypt.
The exhibition has more than 100 artifacts from King Tut’s tomb as well as ancient sites throughout Egypt. The artifacts span over 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history and showcase pieces from some of the most important rulers.
We had the opportunity to preview the exhibition today, and were absolutely blown away by the collection that is on display! The image displayed above is off a canopic coffinette – a miniature coffin from inside his tomb. The intricate detail of this piece is stunning. The pieces on display are well-preserved and the audio guides do a wonderful job of providing detail and context.
We highly recommend taking time to see this incredible exhibition while it is here! Tickets for this exhibition are for a timed entry, mostly likely slots will sell out, so make sure you purchase your tickets in advance. Click here to buy your tickets online!
The Monorail is a great way to get to the exhibition – it travels directly between Westlake Center (downtown Seattle, 5th Avenue and Pine Street) and Seattle Center (a close walk to Pacific Science Center). The Monorail is open daily until 11:00 PM with trains departing approximately every 10 minutes!
This statute of Tutkankhamun was originally 17 feet tall!
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