Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tutankhamun's Childhood Home Exhibited At Penn Museum


Amarna, Ancient Egypt's Place in the Sun, the University of Pennsylvania Museum's popular new exhibition about the city of Amarna, Tutankhamun's childhood home, will remain open as a long-term exhibition, adding to the Museum's suite of ancient Egyptian galleries that offer the public a year-round opportunity to explore more than 5,000 years of ancient Egyptian culture, art, and history.

Visitors who already have been to the Amarna exhibition will soon have something new to see: on October 3, 2007 to June 2008, the exhibition will be adding a famous sculpture of the head of King Tutankhamun from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as part of a short-term loan exchange with that institution. Penn Museum's own kneeling statue of Tutankhamun, a featured item in the final section of the Amarna exhibition, will come down, to join the Met's exhibition, Gifts for the Gods: Images from Egyptian Temples, opening in New York October 16.

See the above page for more, including a photograph.

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