Thursday, May 25, 2006

Exhibition: Tutankhamun

No surprises that the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of Pharaohs exhibition, which opens at the Field Museum in Chicago on Friday, is being widely featured this week. There's really not much to add to previous postings about the exhibition, but for anyone who has missed out to date, the above page has a description of what to expect: "The exhibition begins in a small room as dark as a tomb, lit only by sconces. A brief movie sets the scene for what lies ahead. You learn how British archeologist Howard Carter found the tomb in 1922 and how Tut ruled after a period of great change in ancient Egypt. After the movie, a curtain is supposed to whoosh open to reveal a large black granite statue of King Tut, but on the day we previewed the exhibition, the curtain wasn't working.The exhibit quickly creates a sense of drama. In one room, you walk onto a golden marble floor imported from Egypt and suddenly you're in a temple, complete with massive columns."

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