Friday, February 25, 2011

Exhibition: To Live Forever


It is nice to see that the travelling exhibition continues to be greeted with enthusiasm.

King Tut had a lot of cash. Cash enough to cover the gold and lapis lazuli that adorned the sarcophagus in which he was buried.

When his tomb was discovered in 1922, it wasn't only the adornment of his mummy that awed archaeologists, but the furniture, statues and golden throne buried with him for his use in the afterlife.

This was opulence beyond compare.

But what about the tombs of the little guy who toiled along the Nile or the artisans who carved the detailed hieroglyphic tale of the deceased's life?

The answer to this intriguing question can be found at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach where the exhibition, "To Live Forever: Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum." is on display through May 8.

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