… mighty warrior or frail human? …

Meet Pharaoh Tutankhamun…

Head of Tutankhamun with the hand of the god Amun behind. Limestone, H 15.2 cm (6 in). 18th Dynasty, reigned ca. 1336-1327 B.C. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund 1950. Photo: Museum

Head of Tutankhamun with the hand of the god Amun behind. Limestone, H 15.2 cm (6 in). 18th Dynasty, reigned ca. 1336-1327 B.C. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund 1950. Photo: Museum

A “blockbuster” exhibition of treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamum, “King Tut NYC Return of the King” will be opening in near Times Square in NYC April 23, 2010.  It will be filled with lavish and stunningly beautiful works in gold and other precious materials, and the art will show the pharaoh Tutankhamun as a mighty conqueror of Egypt’s enemies, a great hunter of wild animals, and a victor over death itself.  It will be a great event — see it, if you can get tickets.

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