Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
Ever wanted to time travel? There's no time like the present, especially when it comes to the Science Museum of Minnesota's brand new exhibit, "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs." Discover some of the ancient world's most prized relics from a culture thousands of years old. Glimpse into the past and see how pharaohs lived in Egypt. Numerous items from King Tut's tomb will be displayed, including his iconic coffinette, a 10-foot statue of the king himself, and Tut's golden sandals, among many other fascinating artifacts from Tut's relatives and from other rulers. Look at state-of-the-art CT scans that give clues about his death, and check out a realistic replica of Tut's mummy. Can't get enough of the mystery and wonder surrounding ancient Egypt? After a walk through the exhibit, catch the Omnitheater presentation of Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Learn about historic and modern mummification, as well as the potential of ancient DNA extraction to cure modern diseases. The film also features the magnificent discovery of over 40 royal mummies found in one tomb. Don't miss your chance to experience some of Egypt's rarest treasures while they're right in your backyard.
Feb. 18-Sept. 5, 2011
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