The much anticipated exhibition at M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

M.H de Young Museum,The M.H. de Young Museum (aka as de Young Museum) is a museum located in San Franciscos Golden Gate Park.This fine arts museum is named after early San Francisco newspaperman M.H. de Young.

M.H. de Young Museum is hosting the long awaited exhibition "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" from June 27th,2009 to March 28th, 2010 after a span of 30 years.The 1979 exhibition "Treasures of Tutankhamun" was a blockbuster. The exhibition, which is immensely popular exhibits mesmerizing collection of 130 objects from Egypt' s 18th dynasty.In addition, this longest running exhibition in the history of de Young Museum also displays 50 objects taken from the tomb of the boy King Tut himself.The objects range from alabaster cosmetic jars to gilded daggers and the glossy gold "coffinette for Tut's viscera.Plan your San Franciso vacations to the M.H. de Young Museum.

Tutankhamun(1341 BC - 1323 BC) was an Egyptian Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled 1333 BC - 1324 BC), during the period of Egyptian history recognized as the New Kingdom. He is one of the most famous of all Egyptian Pharaohs.The boy king took over the throne at the age of 9 and ruled or 10 years before dying under mysterious circumstances around 1332 B.C. The cause of his death remains a mystery till date.

Most of the objects in this collection, which was organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions International in collaboration with Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, have never been out of Egypt before. However, one iconic artifact from the 1979 show,Tut's glittering death mask,is not included in this tour.

Entering the exhibit which sets an peculiar tone with its shadowy corners, striking stone columns and hieroglyphic text panels - is a little like sliding into a crypt. Darkness shrouds the visitor, lending the artifacts, all of which are at least 3,000 years old,a magical unearthly air that takes the breath away.


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