Thursday, June 18, 2009

King Tut Exhibit Coming to the de Young

Special Exhibit (June 27, 2009-March 28, 2010): Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs – More than 3,000 years after his reign, and 30 years after the original exhibition opened in San Francisco, Tutankhamun, ancient Egypt’s celebrated “boy king,” returns to the de Young Museum. Tutankhamun was one of the last kings of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty (1555-1305 BC) and ruled during a crucial, turmoil-filled period of Egyptian history. The boy king died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 18 or 19, in the ninth year of his reign (1322 BC). Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings was filled with magnificent treasures meant to ensure his divine immortality. Many objects belonging to the young king—exquisite personal items used in his daily life—were placed in it. This exhibit features 130 outstanding works from the tomb of Tutankhamun, as well as those of his royal predecessors, his family, and court officials. Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs includes many new and exciting elements not seen in previous versions of the exhibition. For information on ticket prices for this special exhibit (which includes general admission to the Museum’s permanent collection galleries), click here
or call 1-877-888-8587. For more information, call1-415-750-3600.

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