Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Denver Art Museum

. May 20, 2010 . 0 Comments

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs will feature striking objects from some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, spanning from the 4th Dynasty into the Late Period (about 2,600 B.C. to 660 B.C.). Derived from a variety of contexts, including temples and both royal and private tombs, many of these artifacts have never before visited the United States prior to this exhibition tour.

The spectacular collection features the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed ? a 10-foot statue of the pharaoh found at the remains of the funerary temple of two of his high officials. The exhibition is one of two separate King Tut tours organized by National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will go toward antiquities preservation and conservation efforts in Egypt, including the construction of a new grand museum in Cairo.

For exhibition information visit www.tutdenver.com

Category: Antiquities

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