ABC7 SoCal Spotlight: King Tut exhibit at the California Science Center

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King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaho celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb with an unprecedented collection of priceless works. (KABC)

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb with an unprecedented collection of priceless works.

Now open at the California Science center, you can experience the largest King Tut exhibit ever toured.

"It's unique in a lot of ways," Dr. Diane Perlove, Sr. Vice President for Exhibits at the California Science Center tells us. "First of all, all of the artifacts except one, are all from Tutankhamun's tomb - which is unusual. And 40% of the objects have never been outside of Egypt before."

Presented by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Exhibitions International, IMG and the California Science Center, the new immersive exhibition will display more than 150 real artifacts form King Tut's tomb. The ten-city international exhibition tour makes its world premiered in Los Angeles and will be on display through early January 2019 at the California Science Center.

The exhibition's curated collection represents the largest assembly of artifacts and gold from Tutankhamun's tomb ever on public display outside of Egypt, which has historically been limited to approximately 50 items.

"There are so many beautiful pieces and they're in such beautiful condition," Dr. Perlove explains.

On display will be many items the boy King himself used in life and in death, including: golden jewelry, elaborate carvings, sculptures and ritual antiquities.

See King Kut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh now through early January 2019. For more information visit www.californiasciencecenter.org.
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