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Exhibition Opening: The Discovery of King Tut

  • Saint Louis Science Center 5050 Oakland Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63110 United States (map)

The Discovery of King Tut: His Tomb, His Treasures, The Breathtaking Recreation | Presented by the Saint Louis Science Center | Ticket information

Remarkable replicas of more than 1,000 objects provide an unprecedented opportunity to experience one of the most remarkable discoveries of the 20th Century. Walk in the footsteps of archaeologist Howard Carter and experience the tomb and all its treasure as they were at the moment of discovery. The special exhibition will feature a total of 1,000 breathtaking recreations that were scientifically and expertly hand-crafted over five years by leading Egyptian artisans. 

Experience what the tomb of King Tutankhamun was like at the moment of discovery. This exhibition allows you to experience the background of this historic discovery, and to get to know the most important artifacts through stunning and scientifically produced reconstructions. These remarkable, individual presentations allow you to experience the treasures of King Tut’s tomb without compromising the fragile originals, most of which are not permitted to leave Egypt. 

In this exhibition, you will learn about the wider culture of ancient Egypt with fascinating insights into the Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife, and their efforts to overcome their fate and conquer death. A three-dimensional, astonishingly accurate recreation of the excavation site allows you to marvel at the exquisite, breathtaking burial treasure, ensuring that you leave The Discovery of King Tut exhilarated by having seen something very special, in an experience you’ll never forget. 

Earlier Event: May 27
Saint Louis African Arts Festival