King Tut’s Treasures Coming to Boston This Summer
Treasures straight from King Tut's tomb are going to be on display in Boston this summer.
You can feel like you're visiting Egypt without ever leaving the state when King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition opens on June 13 at The Saunders Castle at Park Plaza.
The news was announced this week in front of a 25-foot, 2-ton replica of an Egyptian guardian statue at City Hall. I can only imagine what people driving by thought of that.
And many more regular sized artifacts are going to be displayed in this limited exhibition that haven't been to Boston since 1963.
And I'm pretty sure the immersive exhibit is a lot different from what came to town nearly 60 years ago.
The Boston Museum of Science website says there will be nine galleries featuring digital content, contextual material, and audio and custom soundscapes.
Sounds like you could spend your entire day immersed in the life and after life of King Tut checking out the 150 original artifacts found in this former pharaoh's tomb. Many of which are actually leaving Egypt for the very first time.
There doesn't seem to be an end date for the King Tut exhibition, but it presumably won't be around all summer.
And I'm pretty sure the first few dates it's open will be full of students on field trips with schools.
But seeing as this is the exhibition's only Northeast stop, those who love history, Egyptians, archaeology or even just gold will also be making their way to Boston this summer.
Tickets won't become available until March, but you can follow the Museum of Science Boston on social media to stay up-to-date on this upcoming exhibit.