NEW YORK CITY – Walking into a dim
room with a few TV screens, I felt my fingers tingle with anticipation.
A voice soon spoke and a video began.
The images on the screen showed antiquated artifacts that still shimmered as if
they were made yesterday.
This brief video set a precedent for
the King Tut exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Exposition.
Everything, from the colossal statues
to the tiny carvings of hieroglyphics, symbolized a vast empire that one
couldn’t possibly fathom.
However, the exhibit made it possible
for people to view 130 objects from the reign of various pharaohs firsthand,
making the concept of life in ancient Egypt more personal than anything nearly
anyone had ever experienced.
What struck me the most was the
impeccable preservation of each relic. Even the wooden figurines were intact
after over 3,000 years.
Perhaps the ancient details in
sculptures, tombs and more created the aura of majesty throughout the entire
In particular, the body statue of King
Tut leapt out from the rest of the artifacts. It stood alone a room and
practically glowed with a brilliance that entranced every spectator. The
observers, including me, fell completely silent in its presence.
This awe was reflected to varying
degrees for viewers in front of every single historical object.
The intricately carved golden boxes,
the breathtaking gilded coffins covered with divine imagery, the elaborate
wooden model ships and the rest were true works of art, masterpieces of King
Tut’s reign and beyond.
Written on one of the walls of the
exhibit was this: “Tutankhamun – the restorer of traditional beliefs, a
mysterious death, a lost tomb, an incredible discovery.”
The discovery of Tut’s tomb was an
unearthing of an unbelievable magnum opus that is available to
the public in New York through January 17.
Seize the opportunity
to see this exhibit and experience the majesty of Tutankhamun, the “Boy King.”