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New COSI exhibit offers “once-in-a-lifetime” look inside King Tut’s treasures, burial chamber

New COSI exhibit offers “once-in-a-lifetime” look inside King Tut’s treasures, burial chamber

Jack McLaughlin

100 years ago, British explorer Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, more commonly referred as King Tut. Today, the awe and intrigue Carter must have felt has been carefully recaptured in a new exhibit that is now on display at COSI: “Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures.”

The exhibit relied on the work of experts, who consulted with Egypotologists over multiple years to painstakingly recreating the treasures found in King Tut’s tomb, (which is regarded still as the best-preserved Pharaoh burial site ever uncovered), compiles them together for a massive, immersive look into the 3,000 year-old Pharaoh’s mythic tomb.

“Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures,” compiles 1,000 different graphics, movies, an audio guide and replicas from Tutankhamun’s burial chambers. These include recreations of the Pharaoh’s throne and iconic mask.

“The significance of bringing this exhibition to Central Ohio cannot be overstated. This great, ancient African civilization has been a science, engineering and technological inspiration for past generations and will continue to inspire countless more for future millennia,” said Dr. Frederic Bertley, president & CEO of COSI in a press release. “The fact that we will have this iconic Egyptian exhibit during the 100th year of the discovery of the Boy King’s Tomb is just the icing on a celebratory cake for our entire nation. ‘Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures,’ truly personifies our mission to engage, inspire and transform lives.”

You can purchase tickets here.

The exhibit runs at COSI through Labor Day. It has amassed more than 6.5 million visitors in its tour across Europe and Asia.

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