The Treasures of Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun's gold mask as it was found. Photography by Egyptian Expedition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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:

  • Discovery of the tomb
  • Contents of the tomb
  • Treasures in gold, silver, and alabaster
  • Symbols of divinity
  • Treasures in wood
  • Golden sarcophagus
  • Golden mask
  • Ceremonial chair
  • Selket
  • The Land of Tutankhamun

The Treasures of Tutankhamun is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format

Content6 double-sided panels (2’ x 3’)
7 support legs (68” tall)
Space Requirements90 square feet of floor space (15’ x 6’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 2 plastic cases:
  • 39” x 26” x 6” - 70 lbs.
  • 76” x 11” x 8” - 34 lbs.
Rental Fee*$200*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Print Materials

  • 5 posters featuring stylized drawing of gold mask

Publicity Materials

Press release

The Treasures of Tutankhamun press release

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 business days for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request.

Humanities Texas logos

Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.

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2020-2021 Bookings

Haggard Public Library
Plano, TX