King Tut Now on Exhibit at Pacific Science Center
The much-anticipated exhibit "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," opens at Pacific Science Center on Thursday. It will be the last chance for visitors to behold the authentic treasures of King Tut before they return to Egypt.
More than 30 years after the first King Tut exhibition captivated Seattle, the magic and mystery of the boy king returns to the Pacific Northwest with an almost entirely new selection of treasures and more than twice the number of artifacts. It is among the grandest and most celebrated exhibitions in the world.
King Tutankhamen’s burial chamber was unsealed and entered for the first time in centuries by British archaeologist Howard Carter and his excavation team 89 years ago. The exhibition features more than 100 artifacts from the tomb of King Tut and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. Most of these artifacts have never been on display in the United States before this exhibition.
Come face-to-face with the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed – a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh found at the remains of the funerary temple of two of his high officials. See authentic objects from King Tut’s tomb including jewelry, furniture and statuary, as well as the boy king’s golden sandals, created specifically for the afterlife, that were covering his feet when his mummified remains were discovered. As part of the experience, and in addition to an audio guide narrated by award-winning actor Harrison Ford ($6), Pacific Science Center will feature two IMAX films: Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, and Mysteries of Egypt and Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs.