June 14, 2014 through January 4, 2015
PRESENTED BY SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA AND THE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK
Experience the life and death of one of history’s most legendary kings in TUTANKHAMUN: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb.
Presented in association with the International Museum Institute of New York, Tutankhamun will be the museum’s signature attraction through Jan. 4, 2015.
This dazzling collection of reproductions of Tutankhamun’s legendary treasures recreates the richest archaeological find of all time by Howard Carter. Ten years in the making from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt, the popular touring exhibit depicts the life and times of one of history’s most legendary kings through 124 faithful replicas of King Tut’s sacred and personal possessions, including his state chariot, golden shrines, beds, thrones, jewelry, magnificent funerary mask, mummy case and royal mummy.
An innocent puppet-ruler, Tutankhamun was 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. The pharaoh’s much overlooked African heritage is explored, along with the religious magic of the sacred objects, and the infamous curse of Tutankhamun.
WE THANK THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS FOR SPONSORING THIS EXHIBIT:
Oakey’s Funerary Service, Inc.
Paul and Sydney Nordt