Source: The Field Museum
More than 3,000 years after his reign, King Tutankhamun, the celebrated “boy-king,” became a cultural phenomenon in the United States and around the world. Now, King Tutankhamun comes to Chicago in a spectacular new exhibition, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.
See nearly 130 dazzling Egyptian treasures from the tombs of Tut and his royal relatives, many of which have never before traveled outside Egypt!
Visitors to the new exhibition—twice the size of the original 1977 exhibition—will view stunning artifacts that portray the splendors of life and death in the 18th Dynasty, the Era in which King Tutankhamun and his family ruled. Called the “Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” this period produced some of Egypt’s most famous rulers and most exquisite works of art.
Take a look at the breathtaking golden diadem of King Tutankhamun. Witness a tender scene between Tutankhamun and his young wife, engraved in silver and gold. And most poignant of all, see the child-sized throne of ebony, ivory, and gold, from which the boy king ruled all of Egypt.
A special section of the exhibition explores the mystery of Tutankhamun’s death using the marvels of modern CT scanning technology. And a realistic, life-sized bust made using data from these scans lets us look into the face of the young pharaoh for the first time.
Come discover the secrets of Egypt’s most fascinating ruler!
King Tut and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
The Field Museum, Chicago – USA
DATES / OPENING HOURS
FROM May 26, 2006 TO January 01, 2007
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