King Tut Comes to the Denver Art Museum

“Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” has opened at the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building. The traveling exhibition contains more than 100 impressive objects that span 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history.  Some 50 items come from King’s Tut tomb, including the golden sandals that adorned the mummy’s feet.

The exhibition also features 80 ancient artifacts that highlight many of ancient Egypt’s most significant rulers, such as Khafre, builder of the Great Sphinx and one of the pyramids at Giza. Artifacts include stone sculptures, clothing and burial items that rarely leave Egypt.

To enrich the visitor experience, the museum offers an informative audio tour narrated by Harrison Ford and a screening of the vivid film, Egypt 3D: Secrets of the Mummies. Both the audio tour and 3-D film can be added at the time of ticket purchase.

Museum officials say this new exhibition could be the Denver Art Museum’s biggest attraction ever. It made its North American debut in Atlanta in 2009 and drew record crowds in Toronto.

The touring exhibition is organized by the National Geographic Society, Arts and Exhibitions International Inc. and AEG Exhibitions. The exhibition runs in Denver until Jan. 9, 2011.

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