Saturday, September 5, 2009

Tutankhamun, the Young King of the 18th Dynasty

The King Tutankhamun Exhibit at the de Young Museum features amazing sculptures, ornate gilded boxes, jewelry encrusted with precious gems, and numerous murals outlining the 18th dynasty. However, King Tut, himself is NOT resting in the de Young Museum, but his mummy along with his gold mask resides in Luxor, Egypt.

Despite not seeing Tut and his coffins and sarcophagus, I did marvel at the final chamber that depicted, via video, the gold foiled, nested coffins that housed the sarcophagus. Amazingly, the third coffin is made of solid gold.

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