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‘KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh’ at California Science Center, Los Angeles

“KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” — Gilded Wooden shrine with scenes of Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun
(©Laboratoriorosso, Viterbo/Italy)


Opening next month in Los Angeles is a mammoth exhibition, the first of its kind outside of Egypt, dedicated to King Tutankhamen.

The California Science Center is hosting the exhibition of ancient artifacts from the pharaoh’s tomb in an exhibition titled “KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh.” This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition opens on March 24, 2018.

The show celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The exhibition is presented by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Exhibitions International, IMG, and the California Science Center. The installation features more than 150 real artifacts from Tutankhamun’s (also known as King Tut) tomb. On display is the largest assembly of artifacts and gold from Egyptian king’s tomb to go on display outside of Egypt. The exhibition focuses on interpreting the significance and meaning of these artifacts from Tutankhamun’s personal tomb and includes a wood guardian statue of the king, a dramatic, life-size Ka statue of Tutankhamun, a gilded wood ceremonial bed likely made for Tutankhamun’s funeral, and gold inlaid canopic coffinette of Tutankhamun that held the King’s mummified liver with the image of the protective god Isis inside each lid.

“KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” features nine distinct experiential galleries and 3D visuals, digital content, 360-degree theatrical manifestations, custom soundscapes, and more, in an engaging, audio-guided tour. The exhibition will remain in Los Angeles for nearly 10 months before moving to Europe. Regarding the exhibition’s debut, California Science Center President Jeff Rudolph says, “We are pleased to host the world premiere of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. Its ornate artifacts and multimedia displays will stimulate interest in the many sciences related to archaeology. Guests will also learn how the scientific analysis of his 3,000-year-old mummy revealed new information about his health and lineage, as well as how cutting-edge archaeological tools are assisting in discovering tombs and analyzing existing ones in ways never before imagined.”

“KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” opens March 24, 2018, at California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037, USA.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide-venues/286236/museum-overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.