Guest post by Justine Burgess
As an anthropologist and archaeologist, I couldn’t be more excited about Muzeo’s newest exhibit, “King Tut: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb”. You can see some of the artifacts of Eqypt (replicated with precision) right here in your own backyard, and you don’t need to travel overseas, sit in uncomfortable seats, or pay a month’s rent for a teeny tiny bag of cocktail peanuts. It’s a bargain and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a small bit of what amazed and astounded archaeologist Howard Carter.
About the King Tut: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb”
Buried beneath Egypt’s golden sands for over three millennia, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun on November 4th, 1922. When his financial backer, the Earl of Carnarvon, asked “Can you see anything?” Carter replied with the famous words: “Yes, wonderful things!”
Ten years in the making, this dazzling collection of 131 replicas of Tutankhamun’s legendary treasures recreates the richest archaeological find of all time. Carefully recreated by the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this collection is larger and more complete than any previous exhibition of original artifacts.
King Tut: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb will be open in Anaheim through January 24 and is sponsored by the City of Anaheim, Anaheim Public Utilities, Anaheim Public Works, and Disneyland Resort. Produced by Origins Museum Institute.”
In addition to the replicated wonders of Egypt, on the day of the grand opening only, with your paid admission you’ll be able to take a free camel ride. Rides will be offered between 1pm and 3pm. That alone is worth the price of admission, in my opinion. The exhibit will run through January 24, 2016.
What: Join us for the grand opening of this exquisite exhibit! Includes camel rides, docent tours, giveaways and family-friendly activities.
When: Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1-3pm
Where: Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805
Cost: Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for ages 3–12, and free for children under 3. Anaheim students always free thanks to sponsors.
More information: Call 714-956-8936 or visit http://www.muzeo.org