Monday, May 9, 2016

The Discovery King Tut New York

I was just in the city this weekend for the Met Museum's new fashion exhibit. I have many photos to show you, probably in a few posts! It is amazing! I had to fit in this King Tut exhibit as I am obsessed with him and the history of Egypt. I actually saw the exhibit held at the Met when I was a little girl, and the actual mask which impressed me very much. This is not a sponsored post as I attended the event on my own, with my Groupon ticket. 

From The Discovery King Tut New York Website:

For the first time in North America, Premier Exhibition’s presents The Discovery of King Tut, a remarkable presentation of one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century.  Using over 1,000 expertly crafted reproductions of treasures discovered in Tutankhamun’s tomb, the exhibition presents this fascinating subject in an entirely new way: a thrillingly unique experience that explores the legendary tomb and its treasures as they were at the exact moment of their discovery. Visitors can feel the rush of excitement as they step into a moment only ever witnessed by Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon and a handful of others.

The Discovery of King Tut presents the actual excavation itself, its story and its invaluable legacy. Using painstakingly, scientifically produced reconstructions, the exhibition allows the public to enjoy the magnificent splendor of these priceless Egyptian treasures without ever harming the fragile, sensitive originals – which can only now be exhibited separately and are no longer permitted to tour outside of Egypt.

I purchased my ticket via Groupon, which I am looking to use more often. It's a great way to get some deals on dining and events within NYC. Your ticket includes the audio guide, which is very informative as you are looking at the history of this amazing discovery.  

I just love the Egyptian art and to think it has survived so many years amazes me!  

The artifacts were really done with much care, and many items are behind glass for protection  
A rendering of what King Tut may have looked like, a pretty handsome King!   
The chariot was awesome to see in person!  

The extreme detail in everything is just done so well.  

Some of these photos came out so well, I am going to be making them to hang in my home. It was difficult with the lighting, and a tripod would have been helpful, but I wasn't bringing one with me.  

I would have fit in very well with King Tut, and his love for gold!  

I liked seeing the size of the inner gold coffin in person. It is just unbelievable how much work went into these items! 

The lighting was very tricky, but I got this great shot from my Samsung Galaxy Note! What did we do without cell phones? So beautiful, I may get this made larger and frame in my home.  

A replica of the famous mask 

For anyone who is really into King Tut, and Egyptian history, this is a real treat. I was thrilled to be able to see these items and just be amazed what the Egyptians were able to do in that time period! 

The exhibit is closing May 15th in NYC, but you can check on their website to see other cities where they will be heading next. It is fascinating to see these treasures in person, and image what it was like when King Tut was alive in Egypt!

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