When to Find King Tut at the Denver Art Museum

February 2010

tutThe spectacular golden treasures of ancient Egypt's boy king, Tutankhamun, or King Tut, will make a splash at the Denver Art Museum this summer. The exhibition, scheduled for July 1, 2010, to January 2, 2011, will feature the famed 10-foot painted statue of the pharaoh, which was found about a century ago at the remains of a funerary temple, points out the Denver Press Blog. Artifacts from powerful Egyptian rulers, including Khefren, whose great pyramid is the last standing structure of the seven wonders of the ancient world, will also be on display. "This exquisite exhibition will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors from Denver and the Rocky Mountain region to experience the art of ancient Egypt," says Christoph Heinrich, DAM director. "Our expanded campus provides us with the space and infrastructure to serve the community with a wide variety of art experiences, and we are excited to be hosting Tutankhamun." The exhibition comes at a time when scientists are unraveling more secrets about Tut. A news conference has been scheduled at the Cairo Museum later this month to unveil the findings from DNA samples taken from the king. The announcement will be "about the secrets of the family and the affiliation of Tutankhamun, based on the results of the scientific examination of the Tutankhamun mummy following DNA analysis," reports the Montreal Gazette.