Event Details

Start Date: October 1, 2008 - End Date: January 31, 2009

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: 315 E Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

Phone: 313.494.5800

Link: http://www.charleshwrightmusuem.org

Child Price: $5

Adult Price: $8

Organization: Charles H Wright Museum of African American History

Event Description

November 8, 2010 Updated Nov 8, 2010 at 1:35 PM EDT


“Wonderful things” from The Pharaoh's Tomb

Now through – 01/31/09)

One hundred and twenty six (126) stunning and exact works of Tutankhamun’s, ancient Egypt’s boy king – pharaoh - sacred and personal possessions:

• His magnificent state chariot

• Golden shrines

• Beds

• Thrones

• Jewelry and adornment

• Spectacular funerary mask

• Sarcophagus

• His royal mummy

along with associated artifacts from the period surrounding Tutankhamun's reign are presented in a nearly 5,000 square foot exhibition that reconstructs the historic discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter.

An innocent puppet-ruler, Tutankhamun was caught in the midst of a dangerous and profound political, spiritual, and artistic revolution against the entire pantheon of ancient Egyptian gods by the first monotheistic religious cult in history.

The pharaoh's much over-looked African heritage is explored, along with the religious magic of the sacred objects, and the infamous curse of Tutankhamun.

The exhibition is presented in 5 themes:

1.) An introduction to Ancient Egypt,

2.) The archaeological discovery,

3.) The private pharaoh,

4.) The public pharaoh and,

5.) The royal burial.

This classic exhibition vividly brings to life the enigmatic opulent age of 18th Dynasty Egypt.

Superbly and exactly reproduced, this magnificent collection of 126 legendary artifacts faithfully preserves the grandeur and mystery of the most astonishing archaeological treasures ever discovered.

This exhibition requires museum admission: $8 for 13 – 61 years of age; $5 for children aged 3 – 12, $5 for seniors aged 62. Call (313) 494-5808 to book group tours or (313) 494-5800 for general information. Go to CharlesHWrightMuseum.org for your on-line experience.

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