Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tutankhamun treasures at Pacific Science Center

Even though I went to the King Tut exhibit in San Francisco a few years ago, when I heard that treasures from his tomb were making their last North American appearance here in Seattle, I felt like I needed to see them. Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaoh at the Pacific Science Center has more than 100 objects on display, most from King Tut's tomb along with other artifacts from ancient Egyptian history. Along with the throngs of others, I marveled at the craftsmanship of the jewelry and objects on display. Along with a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh found at the remains of the funerary temple of two of his high officials, the display includes the golden sandals that Tut's mummy was wearing, a toilet seat (first image below), a cat sarcophagus... Fascinating! The exhibit is on display through January 6, 2013.


  1. Oh my word that's Oscar!

  2. Nice surprise at the end to see that Oscar resembles royalty. A King Tut exhibit was the first blockbuster exhibit I saw -- in the 60's? -- and I vowed never to attend another blockbuster ever. But, of course, I relented; the Money show in Chicago in the '90's; the Rivera show in Detroit in the '80's. I think this Tut show (the one you cover in Seattle) was the one in Times Square last year? OK, enough about me. Did you exit through a gift shop?

  3. We did exit through a gift shop (clever, those exhibit designers!) where I snapped the last picture, but we managed to escape without buying anything. They had some cool jewelry though!