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Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things"

Treasures from the Pharaoh's Tomb

    From the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt, this dazzling collection of reproductions of Tutankhamun’s legendary treasures recreates the richest archaeological find of all time. 

    You'll see 124 replicas of the Pharaoh’s sacred and personal possessions (including his magnificent state chariot, golden shrines, beds, thrones, jewelry, spectacular funerary mask, and royal mummy) along with associated artifacts from the period surrounding Tutankhamun’s reign that reconstruct both the historic discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter in 1922, and the life and times of Egypt’s celebrated boy king. 

    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.

An Elegant Display for Tutankhamun

    This classic exhibition vividly brings to life the enigmatic opulent age of 18th Dynasty Egypt, presented in five areas of display beginning with an introduction to Ancient Egypt with a focus on Akhenaten and Nefertiti and the archaeological discovery of the Canopic and Anubis shrines flanked by the twin Ka statutes, which provoked the now famous, “What do you see? I see Wonderful Things!” exclamation by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon.

    Artifacts related to the personal life of the pharaoh such as his bed, sandals, and jewelry, followed by artifacts associated with his public life including his royal state chariot, throne and scepters, and, finally the burial chamber with his bejeweled mummy with crown, mummifying bed and wishing cup, to mention a few, are just some of the sights you would be treated to.