"Everywhere, the glint of gold." - Howard Carter
If you're looking for something amazing to do this holiday season, make sure the King Tut exhibit at the Pacific Science Center is on your list. Whether you're entertaining guests from out of town or looking for something different to do in the city you live in, the King Tut exhibit is a must-see.
The Pacific Science Center is currently housing over 100 artifacts from the young pharoah's tomb plus other ancient Egyptian rulers' sites, chronicling over 2000 years of rich culture, opulence and history. I remember doing a major project on Ancient Egypt in third grade around a book on her majesty, Queen Hathepsut. I've been hooked on the ancient civilization ever since, and was stoked when PacSci invited me down for a blogger tour in August.
Some highlights you'll see on this tour include: a 10-foot statue that's the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed; the boy king's golden sandals; Khufu (the king whose face adorns the Great Sphinx and commissioner of one of the Great Pyramids); the first CT scans of King Tut's mummy; and Harrison Ford's voice accompanying you through the exhibit on the audio guide.
The exhibit runs through January 6th, 2013 and is the last stop in North America before it heads back to Egypt for good. The majority of proceeds from the tour support the preservation and conservation of antiquities and monuments in Egypt, including construction of the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza.
Unfortunately, exhibit-goers can no longer take photographs as they go through the exhibit, but it's my pleasure to share the ones I took with you before the rule was instated. You can see the rest on the Fresh Jess Facebook page.