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King Tut

About the Exhibition

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs has concluded its run at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

coffinette
Coffinette: One of four miniature coffins found in a chest in King Tut's tomb. The gold coffinettes held Tutankhamun's liver, lungs, stomach, and intestines, each of which were guarded by one of the four sons of Horus.

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs takes you back in time 3,000 years to one of the most remarkable periods in history. King Tut features 100 authentic artifacts. Walk among the history of some of ancient Egypt's most significant rulers, including Tut's relatives, with artifacts immersing you in the daily life, religion, and funeral practices that took place under the rule of the pharaohs.

Then step into King Tut's world with artifacts recovered from his own tomb. See a pair of golden sandals that were found on his feet, a canopic coffinette (pictured right), and the largest image of Tut ever discovered—a 10-foot statue found at the remains of a funerary temple. King Tut will also present you with the most recent analysis of Tut's mummy using CT scans to investigate the potential cause of his mysterious death. You'll also see a life-like replica of King Tut's mummy created based on the CT scans and computer models.

Experience first-hand what it was like to live a pharaoh's life in Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Audio Tour

Dig deeper into the mysteries and marvels of Tut's treasures with the exhibition audio tour, narrated by Harrison Ford and featuring Zahi Hawass, Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs.

Photography is not permitted in the King Tut exhibition.

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs is organized by National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions, with cooperation from the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt.