King Tut Returns To LA At California Science Center

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KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibit is coming to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, tomorrow, March 24th, to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the discovery of the kings tomb.

The exhibition will display more than 150 real artifacts from King Tut's tomb and will also display:

  • Wooden Guardian Statue of the King – The dramatic, life-size ka statue of Tutankhamun marks his passage from the dark night of the Netherworld to his rebirth at dawn.
  • Gilded Wooden Bed – The ceremonial bed was likely made for Tutankhamun’s funeral. The lion feet guard him and the bed represents the idea of resurrection. Other protective images and carvings keep Tutankhamun safe, warding off the dark forces bent on harming him.
  • Gilded Wooden Shrine with Scenes of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun – One of the most exquisite items in Tutankhamun’s tomb, this golden shrine offers a rare glimpse into the daily life of a royal household with intimate scenes of the Pharaoh and his wife, Ankhesenamun.
  • Gold Inlaid Canopic Coffinette of Tutankhamun – This exquisite, jeweled coffinette held the King’s mummified liver. The image of the protective god Isis decorates the inside of each lid.

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will run until early January 2019.

Galleries featuring artifacts from King Tut’s tomb at the press preview on March 21 for the upcoming world premiere of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh on March 24 at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

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Only 4 more days until opening day of #KingTutTour. Egyptologist, Tarek El-Awady talks about the careful transport of the artifacts. Secure your tickets today. @fedex @californiasciencecenter

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