I recently purchased a Groupon for the King Tut and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs exhibit in Times Square. James and I love Ancient Egypt so i was really excited when he came to town so we could have a little pre-purchased date night.
If you’ve taken any kind of Ancient Egypt history course, you’ll probably know most of the information that is presented, but I really enjoyed it. James has been to Egypt so he explained some other stuff to me, like about locations of tombs, etc. And the artifacts were truly beautiful. The inlay work in the vases, jewelry, chests, etc. was spectacular. It always amazes me how well preserved everything is despite it’s age. There was also a scarab made from glass from the Sahara Desert which was made naturally, possibly by a meteor fireball that melted the sand long ago. It was really spectacular.
Since the mummy is still in the Valley of the Kings, and his tomb and desk mask are in Egypt as well, there was a very cool display of how large all of the tombs were-like Russian Nesting Dolls-on the floor, and a digitalization of what the mummy would look like. I liked that you could see all of the sides of the artifacts, really allowing the visitor to see everything and get the full experience. The entire exhibit took us about an hour or so to walk through, there is also an IMAX movie that we opted not to see, and an audio guide.
If you like Ancient Egypt, want to learn some more, see some well preserved artifacts and just beautifully made art, head on over. Tickets for adults are $30.50, I’m not sure if I’d pay that for one ticket, but if you’re a big Tut fan, do it! Let me know what you think.
(P.S. Apologies for the lack of blog posts this week, I started my job, James was in town and I’ve had no time to update.)