An extensive exhibit of the contents of King Tut’s tomb is gracing the Denver Art Museum through January 9, 2011. A ‘must see’ in my book. Today was our second visit and this time with favorite friend Colleen visiting from California for the weekend. Eleven chambers of artifacts including statuary, jewelry, masks, historical photographs, tools and vessels used for mummifying and more.
On of the most impactful items to me was King Tut’s bed; made from a carved painted wood frame with woven reeds affixed in the middle of the frame where he’d sleeping Still fully intact with only a small hole after 3,300 years (1300 B.C.)! If you go do to see the exhibit the audio accompaniment is an additional $5 and absolutely worth it. Also there is an incremental short 3D movie, Secrets of the Mummies, about how they found the tombs (also $5). Fascinating, really. A museum attendant told me that some of these relics will not be in circulation again!
|Vanilla Crème Brulee with fresh berries|
For the Franophiles on your list, an Eiffel Tower shaped grater
A bevy of beauties with grater skirts
Salt and Pepper Mill
Samurai Paring Knives (knife inside the samurai)
Squid wisk (check the curly bottom of the wires)
Decorative screw top bowls and hot beverage containers by Aladdin
ABC (Already Been Chewed) Gingerbread men cookie cutters; head and limbs already ‘biten’ off
‘Pick Your Nose’ paper cups featuring photographs of animal noses so when you drink from them your nose appears transformed
‘Pick Your Nose’ human nose cups
Colleen kindly demonstrates
And as we round up our lovely visit we find King Tut once again with a bar pressence in the coffee area:
K o r i says
Those cookie cutters are adorable! Fun idea…I'll have to keep that in mind as the holidays draw closer 🙂
Only you could turn a boring science field trip into a culinary expedition!
Nicely done. Makes me want to go for the food alone!
We took our 7 year-old to the King Tut exhibit in Denver and I wondered if she might be a little young to get much from it (although luckily they'd been studying Egypt in school.) That evening it was still unclear whether it was “worth” the trip in her case.
Then two days later she started making up a song about Ancient Egypt which included many of the factoids she'd gotten from the exhibit. Yay, something stuck!