Exhibition in Minnesota Brings to Life the Discovery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb

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ST. PAUL, MINN.- Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, an exhibition featuring more than 100 authentic treasures from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh and other notable ancient sites, made its debut at the Science Museum of Minnesota on Friday, February 18, 2011. The exhibition marks the very first time that King Tut’s treasures have visited the region, providing visitors with the rare chance to see the boy king’s famed artifacts. It will run through September 5, 2011. The exhibition is organized by the National Geographic Society, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Proceeds from the tour will go toward antiquities preservation and conservation efforts in Egypt, including the construction of a new grand museum in Giza. “Tutankhamun’s magic still captures the hearts of people all over the world, even though