Saturday, October 18, 2014

San Diego Natural History Museum, The Discovery King Tut

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:


A shield:


The throne:


Detail of the throne:


And finally our return home at sunset:


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