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South Carolina State Museum will host 'Egyptian Night at the Museum' on May 16

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The South Carolina State Museum will host an Egyptian-themed Night at the Museum. The special sleepover will occur on Friday night, May 16.

Have you ever wanted to spend the night in a museum and see if everything comes to life? Well now is your chance! Campers will unearth the mysteries of the ancient civilization of Egypt and enjoy exclusive access to the blockbuster exhibition, Tutankhamun: Return of the King, as well as after-hours exploration of museum galleries. Campers will craft an original Egyptian masterpiece, embark on a scavenger hunt of ancient Egypt, watch a special movie about Egyptian life and much more. Pizza and a continental breakfast are included.

Cost of the sleepover is $25 and space is limited. For further information, please call 803-898-4999.

Check the list for highlights of the King Tut exhibit!

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King Tut's Mask
King Tut's Mask photo by author

King Tut's Mask

This iconic funerary mask has become the logo of the King tut exhibit. All the artifacts in the King Tut exhibit are replicas made by Egyptian craftsmen.

The Canopic shrine
The Canopic shrine photo by author

The Canopic shrine

The canoptic shrine kept the internal organs of Pharaoh in separate canoptic urns. The selected organs were preserved in this shrine. Oddly enough, the brain and heart were not among them.

Papyrus sandals
Papyrus sandals photo by author

Papyrus sandals

These papyrus sandals bore images of Pharaoh's enemies. In
Egyptian culture, anything that touched the ground was a mark of major disrespect.

Tut's mummy
Tut's mummy photo by author

Tut's mummy

The mummy of King Tut, like everything else in the exhbit, is a replica and not the real thing. The ancient Egyptians used salt in the mummification process. 

Tut's mummy case
Tut's mummy case photo by author

Tut's mummy case

Thi elaborate case was for Tut's Mummy. It has several symbols of Egypt including the Cobra and the Vulture, symbols of lower and upper Egypt, showing that Egypt was united at the time of King Tut.

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