King Tut exhibit opens this weekend in Houston

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibit coming to Museum of Fine Arts Houston
October 13, 2011 4:05:20 PM PDT
An exciting exhibit featuring Egypt's King Tutankhamun is coming this weekend to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

The exhibit features over 100 artifacts, most of which have never been seen in America before. King Tut's tomb was found in 1922, and remains the most intact tomb ever discovered.

"When Howard Carter, and you may know this story, kind of poked through that wall for the first time and said, 'Do you see anything?' and 'Yes, wonderful things;' well, those wonderful things are upstairs, and you'll see them very soon," said Mark Lach, Senior VP, Arts and Exhibition International.

It's been half a century since the King Tut exhibit came to Houston and this may be the last time. After one more stop in the US, it goes back to Egypt for good.

The exhibit opens this Sunday and will be available until April 15 of next year at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Organizers say a significant portion of the proceeds will go toward the ongoing preservation of the artifacts.

ABC13 is airing a special in a few weeks, called "King Tut: Wonderful Things!" hosted by Eyewitness News anchor Tom Koch. It will air Sunday, November 6 at 11:05pm on ABC13. Be sure to tune in!


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