King Tut exhibit returns to Columbia
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:09:45 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the South Carolina State Museum is bringing back its most successful exhibit.
"Tutankhamen: Return of the King" opens June 22 with 124 exact replicas of King Tut's original treasure.
The exhibit includes replicas of King Tut's chariot, golden shrines, beds, thrones, jewelry, mummy case, and his mummy.
The original treasures of King Tut's Tomb stay put in a museum in Cairo, Egypt.
"In Egypt I have heard from people who have seen that exhibit and saw our exhibit ten years ago, and they said, 'We like the State Museum's exhibit better, because you can get close to the objects, and the cases aren't in the way,'" said Tut Underwood at the State Museum.
Last time the King Tut exhibit came to the Palmetto State, it drew 120,000 visitors.
This time, the exhibit will be on display until March, 2014.