The King Tut exhibit In New York. It will be in Seattle in 2012. Tickets are on Sale Now

Friday, April 23, 2010

The King Tut exhibit is all set to attract the visitors once again in the New York City. The exhibit has 130 ancient artifacts to display including 50 from Tutankhamun’s tomb and it starts on Thursday April, 22. Last time the exhibit named “The Treasures of Tutankhamun” tour took place in Manhattan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1979. More than eight million people attended the three-year tour, which consists seven locations in all to display the artifacts and Manhattan was one of them. King Tut was an Egyptian King who died at the age of 18 or 19. King Tut died more than 3,000 years ago and his tomb was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.

Hawass, a world-renowned archaeologist, announced new discoveries in February about Tut's family tree and his cause of death. A new replica of King Tut's mummy will also be on view in the exhibit.

A generation ago, the last Tut exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art attracted 1.8 million visitors before closing in 1979, setting off a craze popularized by a hit song by comedian Steve Martin.

If you have time, visit the King Tut exhibit in New York at the Discovery Times Square Exposition, which opens today, April 23 and the exhibit will run through Jan. 2, 2011.

Tickets are now on sale for King Tut NYC at the Discovery Times Square Exposition, located at 44th st between 7th and 8th avenues. Click Here to order single tickets now!

King Tut treasures to visit Seattle in 2012

The Pacific Science Center has announced details of a King Tut exhibit to coincide with the center's 50th anniversary in 2012.

The exhibit headed to Seattle is "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs." It features 50 artifacts from the tomb of the boy king, including the golden sandals placed on his mummified feet. It also includes the largest statue of Tut and dozens of artifacts from 2,000 years of Egyptian history.

Pacific Science Center has been working for more than a year to land the prize, said board member Warren Buck, chancellor emeritus and physics professor at the University of Washington.

The Seattle exhibit will run from May 24, 2012 to Jan. 6, 2013.

Tickets will go on sale in a few months.

The exhibit is currently at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, and then is bound for a stint at the Denver Art Museum.

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