King Tut Exhibit in Photos

I'm still riding high from the fact that I actually got to see things I've watched tv specials on my whole life LIVE AND IN PERSON. Reeling! The King Tut exhibit was absolutely incredible, although I could have used a few more rooms of treasures to see. Ah well, 'always leave them wanting more', right? 

I was surprised that the exhibit allowed photography (just no flash), and by the end sort of wished they didn't as people kept getting in the way to get that perfect photo. I snapped only a few (no, really.) with my iPhone, a instead choosing to try to focus on enjoying the moment and the amazing-ness in front of me while I was there. Ready to see?
Having a little fun with the Science Center's mirrored surfaces.
Obligatory Needle Shot
Enormous statue of Amenhotep IV, a pharoh. (click his name for more info)
Tut's canopic coffinette that housed his stomach. (again, click for info)
Chair (so small!!) from Tut's tomb
Gold finger and toe protectors
A single gigantic earring buried with Tut
Jewels including a necklace and ring buried with Tutankhamen
Necklace and Ring Detail
Miniature 'minions' - Meant to take place of Tut if forced into service in the afterlife.
Pectoral (large necklace) buried on the person of Tutankhamen
Statuary from the Pharaoh portion of the exhibit
Tut's golden sandals
No-flash photos fail to capture the amazing detail. Learn more here.
A calcite lamp of the most ethereal cream and coral coloring.
One of my favorite pieces: A winged cobra collar with counterweight, representing Wadjet, a goddess of Lower Egypt. Click her name for more info
So many items that were equally amazing I failed to get photos of: A bed, still complete with woven body, incredible collar necklaces recreated from found beads, enormous and mind-blowingly detailed stone statuary... The list goes on. I may do another post with any stragglers I find on Nate's phone in the future if there are any to be salvaged. Hope you enjoyed this peek! I wish I could do it more justice, but you'll just have to get to the exhibit in person if you're near Seattle before the end of the year. Amazing!!


  1. Did you miss that NO PHOTOS (camera OR cell phone) were allowed? Fantastic way to respect the amazing gift we were given, being allowed to even have this exhibit in the US.

    These items are of great religious & cultural importance to Egypt. I'm sad you missed that & decided to be selfish & do as you like by breaking the rules. You should've spent the money on the museum catalog.

    1. Hi "unknown" - You raise an excellent point in regards to how important these artifacts are to Egyptian culture. I can't speak for all exhibits, but the Seattle version did indeed allow photography if a flash was not used. Signs were posted reiterating that fact and the tour guide we were with confirmed. While I understand your initial frustrations and need to comment, I do feel the need to ask you not to jump to conclusions and attack under the anonymity of the Internet the perceived injustices you find. I appreciate your readership, and lets keep friendly!

    2. Follow up: I've just checked the website for the exhibit, and it states "As of October 1st, photography is no longer allowed inside the King Tut exhibition". It looks like I was one of the lucky few to be allowed to take photos since we went in June!

  2. I went to King Tut and I took LOTS of pictures. IT was an amazing (FREE) way to keep a fancy date on the low end of the price range and still have sentimental keepsakes. Pictures were totally allowed - just NO flash photography. I went during August. Glad to hear you had a great time!! and to the top post, whew, calm down! Beast-mode should be reserved for sporting events and defending children in harms way, not for bullying and shaming on the internet.


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