Travel back in time to the land of pharaohs to see Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs. For a limited time you can view the treasures of King Tut at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, through January, 6, 2013. This is the last time these treasures will be on display in North America.
Be amazed by over 100 artifacts from King Tut’s tomb, from ancient sites, and noteworthy rulers throughout Egypt’s 2,000 year history. It has been thirty years since King Tut was seen in the U.S. Many objects included in the exhibit were not previously seen during the 1970’s exhibition. The 10-foot statue of King Tut is a marvel to behold, along with his personal belongings destined to join him in the after-life.
Admire jewelry, furniture, and ceremonial items that provide a glimpse into this remarkable civilization. The exhibition features an optional audio tour and National Geographic video documentary narrated by Harrison Ford.
The Exhibit is housed at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle. With admission to King Tut, you can also enjoy the offerings at the science complex including planetarium, iMax theaters, dinosaur exhibit, and more. Join over 625,000 people to visit the exhibit and the one million visitors to the Pacific Science Center annually.
The King Tut exhibition is organized by the National Geographic Society, Arts and Exhibitions International, and AEG Exhibitions in cooperation with the Egyptian Supreme Council on Antiquities. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will go toward antiquities preservation and conservation efforts in Egypt, including construction of the new Grand Egyptian Museum, near the Giza pyramids.
Buy tickets in advance to ensure that you will be able to view King Tut, see information here. Parking is available at the Seattle Center or park downtown and board the Monorail from Westlake Center to the Seattle Center in a matter of minutes. While visiting the Seattle Center visit the Space Needle and Chihuly Garden & Glass, conveniently located nearby.
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