Archive for June 26th, 2009

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King Tut artifacts come to Indy

June 26, 2009

This weekend, a special exhibit opens at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Called “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs,” the exhibit includes more than 130 artifacts found in the tomb of King Tut and other great pharaohs, many of which are making their first appearances in the U.S.

The collection spans 2,000 years and includes a colossal statue, jewelry, golden sandals, and a coffinette that stored his stomach. It’s clear from this exhibit that Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating periods in world history.

You can peruse the exhibit on your own (ticket prices vary, click here for more info), or take the audio tour (a nice addition for $7–but there’s lots of information to take in even without the audio tour, so it can be overkill).

I’m always in awe when I see items that were created 4,000 years ago, partly because it makes me think: Will anything we make today last 4,000 years?

Read more about the collection through The Indianapolis Star’s coverage, including this article.

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