Sunday, June 24, 2012

Postcards from Paradise: King Tut




Can I share with you a trip through time?



Here's a glimpse of some of 


the artifacts of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun,



discovered by Howard Carter in 1922 in Tut’s tomb


on the floor of the Valley of the Kings.



Tutankhamun was born about 1341 BC



and died a short 18 years later in 1323 BC.



He was a pharaoh of the 18th dynasty,



son of the pharaoh Akhenaten.



The exhibition of antiquities is by National Geographic.



It's on display at Pacific Science Center in Seattle



(through January 6, 2013), its last stop before



returning to Egypt, never it is said to travel again. 

And, just in case you need a little amusement,
here's Steve Martin's take on the whole
King Tut phenom
(via Saturday Night Live and You Tube. . . )


10 comments:

rebecca said...

stunning! so glad you will be taking this all in close up and personal. i was fortunate enough to see this as it began its traveling so many years ago. i think you should wear your jammies!

Annie said...

I remember seeing the first Tut exhibit when it was in Los Angeles back in 1978. To this day, it is one of my great memories.

Sandy K. said...

These are great shots, and great history lessons. I was obsessed with Egyptian history for the longest time and remember a few of the projects I did in school. How wonderful to be included in the book! Congratulations!

somepinkflowers said...

oh
my
yes
i saw the king tut exhibit
YEARS ago
and it has remained glorious in my memory!

{{ love the British Museum's
Egytian halls
and visit there at every opportunity
but
but
but


to go to Egypt!

wow oh wow
wouldn't THAT be something! }}


thanks
for the quick,
jet*lag~less journey!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

fantastic ~ art is amazing ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Naquillity said...

haven't seen this particular exhibit but have seen some Egyptian artifacts & photos from there. we got to go to our local museum. it was a nice display. we even got to pull stone the way they did to build the pyramids. that was cool. hope all is well your way~

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

Beautiful pictures !! Steve Martin is hilarious !!!
Have a great day.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, King Tut is such a cash cow for Egypt, why would they discontinue the road show? :)


Paradise In the Mercado

Laurie Beth Zuckerman said...

We were lucky to have this exhibit come to Denver, too and I still have several postcards on my refrigerator of the most stunning sculptures. Staggeringly beautiful show.

personal investing said...

Priceless artifacts. So sad that most of antiques just like the ones above were stolen and sold in the black market.