An exhibition featuring authentic artifacts from the tomb of King Tut is coming to the Twin Cities.
The Science Museum of Minnesota announced Wednesday that “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” will debut on Feb. 18. The exhibit will run through Sept. 5, 2011.
This will be the first time that the Upper Midwest has hosted artifacts from Tut’s tomb or objects belonging to the king, said Science Museum spokeswoman Kim Ramsden.
“Tutankhamun’s magic still captures the hearts of people all over the world, even though more than 85 years have passed since the discovery of his amazing tomb,” Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in a statement.
At 16,000 square feet, the Tut display will be the largest exhibition in Science Museum history.
This is going to be a pretty awesome exhibit.