The Wright Museum revives the King Tut exhibit on MLK Day

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Pharaoh Tutankhamun's funeral mask.  - SHUTTERLOCK

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  • Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s funeral mask.

Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will exhibit a comprehensive collection of King Tutankhamun’s personal belongings from January 17, just in time for Martin Luther King’s Day. The exhibition opened on Monday.

King Tutankhamun: Wonderful things from Pharaoh’s tomb will be on display until August 22nd. The exhibition is divided into five sections – an introduction to ancient Egypt, the archaeological discovery, the private pharaoh, the public pharaoh and the royal funeral.

On display will be a large collection of gold glittering replicas, including King Tut’s golden shrine, mummy box, cart and of course the jewel – studded royal mummy itself. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb.

Charles H Wright; 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-494; thewright.org. Admission is $ 15 for adults.

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