A model of the sarcophagus at the Beyond King Tut immersive experience reveals the three coffins inside, into which the kingโ€™s body was placed. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Columbus is set to become a portal to ancient Egypt with the arrival of the โ€œTutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasuresโ€ exhibit. This captivating showcase offers an extraordinary journey into the life and legacy of the legendary boy king, Tutankhamun, whose tomb was famously discovered by Howard Carter in 1922.

A Glimpse Into Ancient Egypt

Opening this weekend at the Columbus Museum of Art, the exhibit brings the opulence and mystery of ancient Egypt to life through an extensive collection of artifacts and meticulously recreated tomb scenes. Visitors will have the chance to immerse themselves in the world of Tutankhamun, experiencing the grandeur and splendor that characterized his brief yet impactful reign.

Highlights Of The Exhibit

  • Recreated Tomb Rooms: One of the most striking features of the exhibit is the recreation of Tutankhamunโ€™s tomb chambers. Visitors can walk through the antechamber, burial chamber, and treasury just as they appeared when Carter first peered inside nearly a century ago. These detailed replicas provide an authentic and immersive experience.
  • Treasures on Display: The exhibit showcases over 1,000 objects, including stunning gold artifacts, intricate jewelry, and everyday items that were buried with the young pharaoh. Each piece reveals insights into the beliefs, practices, and daily life of ancient Egyptians.
  • Multimedia Presentations: Cutting-edge multimedia presentations accompany the artifacts, offering historical context and insights into the discovery and significance of Tutankhamunโ€™s tomb. Visitors can watch documentaries, listen to expert interviews, and see photographs from the original excavation.

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