King Tut returns to Seattle

King Tut returns to Seattle
Courtesy Pacific Science Center/National Geographic

It’s been more than 30 years since Seattlites had the chance to see the riches of one of Egypt’s most famous royals. This week, the legacy of King Tut will return to the Northwest during the West Coast premiere of Tutankhamen: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs. The exhibit kicks off Thursday at the Pacific Science Center.

The exhibition will feature more than 100 objects found in the tomb of the boy king, and several other ancient sites throughout Egypt. Most of the artifacts – dating from 2600 through 660 B.C.E. – have never been on display in North America.

“The Pacific Science Center is proud to bring King Tut back to Seattle after more than 30 years,” said Bryce Seidl, science center President and CEO. “(It’s) an exhibit rich with history and culture. It tells the story of one of the greatest archeological discoveries of all time.”

Tickets for the exhibit are on sale now. The exhibit will be on display until January 13, 2013.