Thursday, 6 June 2013

Tut Replicas to be shown at South Carolina

Image via The Charleston Chronicle

"The fabulous treasures of King Tut’s tomb will be highlighted by an exhibit of epic proportions when the South Carolina State Museum celebrates its upcoming 25th anniversary by bringing back to the Palmetto State its most successful blockbuster exhibit. 

Opening June 22, Tutankhamun: Return of the King will dazzle museum guests with 124 stunning replicas of King Tut’s original treasures. Discovered in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, the opening of King Tut’s tomb was the greatest archaeological find of all time. 

“Ten years ago, this exhibit of these exquisite objects became the biggest, most popular exhibit in our history, drawing more than 120,000 people,” said Curator of History JoAnn Zeise. “It is fitting that on the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we celebrate with the return of this hugely popular show to be enjoyed by the people who loved it the first time, and by those who weren’t here or didn’t have a chance to see it back then.” 

Among the splendid objects that have been recreated for this exhibit are Tut’s magnificent chariot, golden shrines, beds, thrones, jewelry, mummy case and royal mummy. 

Also to be seen is perhaps the most instantly recognizable symbol of the young pharaoh, King Tut’s spectacular funerary mask. 

The exhibit also will tell the story of the “boy king’s” short reign and the conditions of political intrigue and societal upheaval that were prevalent during his rule." - The Charleston Chronicle

For full article see SC State Museum Exhibit Recalling King Tut's Treasures Returns

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