King Tut Comes To Manhattan (Video)

King Tut is on display in New York for the first time in more than 30 years as part of the "Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Exposition.

Lines were up the block ahead of the opening.

There are more than 130 ancient artifacts in the show, making it the largest King Tut exhibit ever assembled.

Visitors can expect some exclusive pieces, which have never been seen before, along with 50 pieces from the nine-year-old king’s tomb.

"You'll see his royal crown, or diadem as it's called,” explained Bryan Harris of Arts & Exhibitions International. “You'll see one of his miniature coffins; it's a beautiful, beautiful gold piece. You'll see a ceremonial dagger. It was actually found on the mummy itself."

"To be anything at nine years old is fascinating in it of itself,” said one visitor.

Tut died when he was 18 or 19, more than 3,000 years ago.

The city is the exhibit's final stop on its tour before the artifacts go back to Egypt.

Only 600 visitors will be allowed in each hour. The exhibit is on view until January.

Posted by imran Friday, April 23, 2010


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