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King Tut: “Wondrous Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb

November 8, 2015 – January 30, 2016
Buried beneath Egypt’s golden sands for over three millennia, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun on November 4th, 1922. When his financial backer, the Earl of Carnarvon, asked “Can you see anything?” Carter replied with the famous words: “Yes, wonderful things!”

Ten years in the making, this dazzling collection of 131 replicas of Tutankhamun’s legendary treasures recreates the richest archaeological find of all time and reveals the story of the boy king that continues to enchant audiences more than 3,000 years after his death. Carefully recreated by the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this collection is larger and more complete than any previous exhibition of original artifacts. Displayed in open glass cases, King Tut includes replicas of the pharaoh’s sacred and personal possessions along with associated artifacts from the period surrounding Tutankhamun’s reign.