Ancient Eygpt comes to Minnesota

Published 5:00 pm Saturday, February 5, 2011

Statue of King Tut’s father Akhenaten. - Doug McSchooler

Almost everyone remembers learning about King Tutankhamun in middle school history classes.

But an upcoming Science Museum of Minnesota exhibit will allow museum-goers to learn about King Tut all over again — this time not just from a textbook.

The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 18, and runs through Sept. 5.

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The 16,000 square-foot, 72,000 pound exhibit is the largest in the Science Museum’s history and will showcase more than 100 artifacts from King Tut’s tomb and other ancient sites.

Also available for viewing as part of the exhibit is the largest image of King Tut ever unearthed. The 10-foot-tall statue was found at the remains of the funerary temple of two of his high officials.

The exhibit features a modern-day look at CT scans of the King Tut’s mummy, as well.

Tickets for “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” range from $16 to $30.

Tickets are available online at, by calling (651) 221-9444 or by visiting the Box Office in the Science Museum’s lobby.