King Tut is back — and this time, it's pharaonic
Some are lucky to get their 15 minutes of fame, but rare is the person who gets some 3,000 years of it. The world's best-known pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, shows his
Some are lucky to get their 15 minutes of fame, but rare is the person who gets some 3,000 years of it. The world's best-known pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, shows his royal longevity starting this week in Philly, as an exhibit that hasn't toured the U.S. for two decades (kind of like the supergroup Asia) is back for its fourth and final stop. So whether you want to gaze upon the recognizable gold canopic coffinette, explore his ever-mysterious death in the current CT scans, or lust after any of the other 50 treasures found in his excavated tomb, this is the show for you. And Tut's treasures aren't all-more than 70 riches from other royal graves in the 18th Dynasty will be showcased too. It turns out the Egyptians knew a thing or two about bling.
“Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs,” February 3rd to September 30th at the Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street; fi.edu. Tickets $17.50 to $32.50; call 877-TUT-TKTS.