"Tutankhamun’s Funeral" Exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

poster for "Tutankhamun’s Funeral" Exhibition

This event has ended.

In 1908, while excavating in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, the American archaeologist Theodore Davis discovered about a dozen large storage jars. Their contents included broken pottery, bags of natron (a mixture of sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium sulphate, and sodium chloride that occurs naturally in Egypt), bags of sawdust, floral collars, and pieces of linen with markings from years six and eight during the reign of a then little-known pharaoh named Tutankhamun. The Metropolitan Museum of Art was given six of the vessels and a good part of their contents in 1909.



from March 16, 2010 to September 06, 2010

  • Facebook


    All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
    New York Art Beat (2008) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use