It's been 100 years since Howard Carter discovered the tomb of "The boy king"-King Tutankhamen aka King Tut. It's been 3,000 years since his reign, but the fascination with this pharaoh, and the secrets that his tomb revealed are still trending...
Tut's history is reimagined and brought to life in an immersive experience that shepherds visitors through his short life of nineteen years and beyond. Immersive experiences are a great way to engage kids in history. King Tut's treasures are now enshrined in Egypt, but through technology, you are able to see them as if you are in his tomb in this unique immersive experience. I visited Beyond King Tut The Immersive Experience with my son. Immersives, are multi-sensory/multimedia way to introduce art and history to younger audiences!
We Really Enjoyed The Virtual Reality Experience “Tutankhamun: Enter the Tomb”
This eight minute VR journey let us fly through the underground chambers of Tut's tomb and witness his treasures as they were when they were discovered in November 1922. It was like being a fly on a wall! Like most kids nowadays, my kid loves VR so he really connected with this presentation.
*My Tip Before You Go
Bring ear pods, or a headset to the exhibit. You can scan QR codes with your phone to get a more in depth audio tour. You can see Tut's artifacts, learn about mummification, and journey through the afterlife according to Ancient Egyptian beliefs.
We learned so much from this exhibit. New information is constantly being discovered about these ancient people. DNA technology was used to reveal Tut's family tree, disclosing that he married his half-sister. X-rays are used to find out about various illnesses suffered by Tut and his people. Pieces of the puzzle are coming together, like mold on the murals which showed they were in a rush to bury Tut. The paint didn't have adequate time to dry. There are so many fascinating finds, that spur more questions, and interest.
Learning about the spiritual beliefs of the ancient Egyptians was another area of fascination.
Their Gods, rituals, and the belief that you can take it with you. It's the antithesis of how we live today, but yet it's quite romantic. We will always admire King Tut because he is the only pharaoh who's tomb wasn't raided by thieves. Howard Carter discovered it untouched, as it was 3,000 years ago on the solemn day when they sealed his tomb. Yet his name lives on. The Egyptians believed that you die twice. Once when you take your final breath, and then again the last time someone says your name.
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