Tuesday, June 26, 2012

King Tut

In the 1970s, King Tut toured the U.S. courtesy of Egypt. Steve Martin made a lot of moolah with his song King Tut, and the exhibit was a bit of a sensation. As a kid, I always wanted to go, sort of, but it never happened.

Fast forward to 2012. An even bigger King Tut display is in Seattle, perhaps for the last time. Really recommend checking it out. The sheer age of all the exhibits is staggering. Everything is 3500 years old, and yet the workmanship is so impressive. I thought it was very worthwhile. I landed tickets through my alumni association--there are ways to get discounts. Recommend paying the $5 extra for the handheld self-tour recording--lots of extra info.

Scribes below in the stone. Pic above is Tut, and is a stopper for a container which contained one of his organs. Statue below is another ancient king. Below that is a cat sarcophagus, made of stone. Plus some more pics.

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