Sunday, February 19, 2006

Review: Tutankhamun exhibition

A late review of the Golden Age of Pharaohs exhibition, showing at Fort Lauderdale until the end of April: "The most exciting gallery is the one dedicated to five gleaming treasures Carter found on Tut's body within the wrappings of the mummy: a gold-sheathed dagger with a cloisonne handle; a royal diadem of gold, glass, obsidian and carnelian; an inlaid diadem in the shape of a cobra in gold, glass, obsidian and semiprecious stones; an inlaid broad collar and counterweight of gold, carnelian and glass; and a gold pectoral in the shape of a falcon."

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