Educational Exhibition on King Tut at the Dennos Museum Center

TRAVERSE CITY — The Dennos Museum Center (DMC) at Northwestern Michigan College will present Tutankhamun: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb.

The Dennos Museum Center (DMC) at Northwestern Michigan College will present Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things" from the Pharaoh's Tomb. The traveling exhibit will open to the public January 21 and run through May 6, 2018.

The Dennos Museum Center (DMC) at Northwestern Michigan College will present Tutankhamun: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb. The traveling exhibit will open to the public January 21 and run through May 6, 2018.

A decade in the making from artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, this collection replicates the famous young pharaoh’s legendary treasures and recreates the richest archaeological find of all time. The traveling exhibit will open to the public January 21 and run through May 6, 2018.

“We are pleased to bring this wonderful educational exhibition on King Tut to the Dennos Museum Center,” says Gene Jenneman, Executive Director, “I have had the good fortune to see the actual King Tut artifacts at the Cairo Museum in 2015. While the opportunity to bring the actual artifacts here is not possible, these high-grade replicas are extremely detailed copies of the originals and when seen together capture the excitement of the historic archeological discovery.”

Visitors will fall under the spell of 18th Dynasty Egypt as the timeless mystery of King Tut’s ancient tomb is brought to life. The exhibit features about 100 replicas of the pharaoh’s sacred possessions and historic artifacts. Included are such spectacles as the golden Canopic Shrine, the pharaoh’s magnificent state chariot, the iconic golden mummy case, his throne, embalming couch, bed, funerary mask, and the bejeweled royal mummy.

Tutankhamun: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb originated at the International Museum Institute of New York and has toured throughout the USA. It was most recently in Michigan at the Cranbrook Institute of Science.

We are fortunate to have the major support of Todd McMillen and McMillen’s Custom Framing, Traverse City, to make it possible for this exhibition to come to The Dennos.

The Dennos Museum Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to SaturdayMonday to Saturday and to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday’s 1-5 PM.

There is admission charge, but the exhibit is free to museum members.

For more information on the Museum and its programs, go to www.dennosmuseum.org or call (231) 995-1055. The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1410 College Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686, at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.

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