Still feeling that gold buzz from the weekend’s Olympic finale, and it reminds me to recommend you run don’t walk to the Art Gallery Of Ontario, where their monster King Tut: The Golden King & The Great Pharaohs is drawing crowds from far and wide, continuing until April 18th. (Caveat: It’s a very popular exhibit so try and find a down time to go if you hate crowds.)Â Regardless, the exhibit is totally worth it.Â When you consider the magnitude of the treasures on display, from their worth, to the very way in which they were discovered decades ago, and indeed the very way in which King Tut was buried with them all, it’s truly incredible.Â Don’t go expecting to see golden object after golden object – though there are some astonishing examples for sure.Â Instead, look for a well-rounded display capturing everything from King Tut’s bed to everyday use items as well.Â Some fun video components, and an audio tour narrated by Harrison Ford give it some extra splash.Â Special marks for the treasures also on display relating to Amenhotep (a sexy looking pharoh to be sure), and I loved the wording etched on one of the walls: “As my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the midst, strange animals, statues, and gold.”
Sounds like he could have been at The Cellar on a Saturday night!
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