Today and Tomorrow Only!
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 through January 5.
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.
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King Tut is taking over the Science Museum! Egyptian-themed birthday parties and planetarium programs, showcasing the beauty and mystery of the ancient Egyptians, will be offered for a limited time only here at the museum!
Come take a journey through ancient Egyptian skies, experiencing the beauty and learning the secrets of the constellations that overlooked ancient Egypt. Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. is the last opportunity to see this show in the museum’s planetarium for $2 a person (in addition to museum admission). In this new and educational planetarium show, a Science Museum educator will guide you on a journey through the constellations of the ancient Egyptians. Discover the stories that these ancient constellations told and how they guided the work and accomplishments of the ancient Egyptians so long ago.
WE THANK THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS FOR SPONSORING THIS EXHIBIT:
Oakey’s Funerary Service, Inc.
Paul and Sydney Nordt