Tut, the legendary boy king of Egypt, appeals to everyone’s childhood fascination with royal tombs, buried treasures, and mummies. The Treasures of Tutankhamun promotes a thoughtful comparison of ancient and modern customs concerning death and the afterlife—not to mention discussions of political power and the privileges that come with great personal wealth.
Tutankhamen is the most familiar and most popular of ancient Egyptian rulers. When Howard Carter found his tomb in 1922, the whole world paid attention. When his treasures toured the United States, unprecedented crowds lined up to view and learn. The Treasures of Tutankhamun, based on the major traveling display, has been reconstructed to tell the story of Tutankhamen as it was told through Carter’s discovery and the original traveling exhibition. Panel topics include:
The Treasures of Tutankhamun is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
|Content||6 double-sided panels (2’ x 3’)|
7 support legs (68” tall)
|Space Requirements||90 square feet of floor space (15’ x 6’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 2 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
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The Treasures of Tutankhamun press release
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