Starting out at sunrise for San Diego:
The Discovery of King Tut at the San Diego Natural History Museum:
Open, open, open...
Everything in the exhibit is a replica.
Here is the Rosetta Stone:
A statue of Tutankhamun:
Photo of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon,
who spent decades searching for Tut's tomb:
Because we could not use flash,
I was unable to get any good shots of items in the treasure and ante chambers.
But here is one item from the ante chamber:
This is the size of the shrine that Tut's tomb was found inside:
(It was a shrine inside of a shrine inside of another shrine!)
The first of three sarcophaguses:
The middle one is in the forefront:
Carvings of the underside of the feet of the first sarcophagus:
The burial mask that went over Tut's mummy:
The backside of the mask:
And the replica of the mummy:
Shoes that went over the mummy's feet:
And other replicas of items found within the tomb:
Detail of the throne:
And finally our return home at sunset: