Spend a Saturday afternoon learning about the beauty secrets of ancient Egyptian women, including Nefertiti who was considered the most beautiful woman of her time. Guests will have the chance to make some luxurious concoctions, enjoy mini-treatments and tour the blockbuster exhibition, Tutankhamun: Return of the King.
This is one of several events the Museum has had or will have in connection with the King Tut exhibit. Ten years in the making, from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt, the Field Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this dazzling collection of reproductions of Tutankhamun’s legendary treasures recreates the richest archaeological find of all time.
Cost of the event is $12 for the general public and $10 for Museum members. Be advised that the main entrance to the museum is closed due to construction. You may enter the building through the parking deck on the west, or river side of the building.
Check the list for some of the highlights of the King Tut exhibit
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Nefertiti was a Queen of Egypt and reputedly was one of the most beautiful women of her time. This bust was a working model of a later work which explains why it has only one eye.
Tut's Funeral mask
tut's iconic Funeral Mask, which the Museum has used in its publicity, shows many symbols that were used to denote the power of Pharaoh.
The canopic shrine, one of the most elaborate artifacts found in Tut's tomb, housed the liver, spleen, stomach and intestines of King Tut. These organs were believed to be the most essential by ancient Egyptians
These papyrus sandals were worn by Pharaoh and depicted Pharaoh's enemies. Being in contact with the ground was, then as now, seen as a mark of disrespect in that part of the world.
King tut's mummy, a replica decorated with gold and jewelry was made by craftsmen in Egypt who made faithful replicas of many of Tut's artifacts. After a world tour in the 1980s, the Egyptian government forbade the artifacts to leave Egypt as several were damaged.
Tut's Mummy case
Tut's mummy case again shows many of the symbols signifying the power of Pharaoh. On top are the falcon and the cobra, signifying Upper and Lower Egypt and also that Egypt was united at the time of Tut.