King Tut Artifacts at the Science Museum of Minnesota

. September 25, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Science Museum of Minnesota will show an exhibition of King Tut artifacts – Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, from Feb. 18 to Sept. 5 2011.

Experience the riches of royal life in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago in Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.

Discover more than 100 authentic artifacts illuminating the lives of great rulers buried in the Valley of the Kings, including the most famous of them all—King Tut. See the golden sandals that adorned the feet of his mummy and the canopic jar that held his internal organs. Learn about Tut’s ancestors who defined the 18th Dynasty and the pharaohs’ function in Egyptian society and religion. Explore the fascinating story behind Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922 and the newest scientific discoveries that provide insight into the Boy King’s unexpected death.

And delve deeper into the mysteries and science of mummification in the Omnitheater film Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs.

Learn about a discovery of 40 royal mummies in a single tomb made four decades before Tut was found, and what modern scientists are hoping to gain from the study of ancient DNA.

The Science Museum of Minnesota, founded in 1907, is a large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The Science Museum’s programs combine research and collection facilities, a public science education center, extensive teacher education and school outreach programs, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater to provide science education to our audience of more than a million people per year.

Image: Tutankhamun shabti © Sandro Vannini

www.smm.org

Category: Antiquities

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