If you are here in Seattle, as a guest or as a local, between now and January 6, do not pass go without stopping by Seattle’s Pacific Science Center to view the soon-to-be-gone Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.
This exhibit has touring North America over the last few years, and Seattle is the last stop before these artifacts head home. Eygptian officials say these items will never leave their country again, so this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
I recently got a chance to see it, and was very impressed. Not only are artifacts from Tut’s tomb highlighted (and truly the star of the show) but history of Eygpt duirng Tut’s time, and directly prior to his reign, was presented in an engaging way, included information about Tut’s father, a renagade as Phaoroh’s go. Multi-media supplements the exhibits, the most interesting to me the one about extracting the DNA from Tut’s mummy. A ten foot piece of a statue of Tut, apparently from a funeral temple, was awe inspiring.
Remaining dates are starting to sell out, and the Seattle Times did a great article about the exhibit and extended hours available. Don’t let this pass you by.