Metromix goes spelunking at unique Egypt exhibit
You might not think that Metromix knows much about history (except for the kind that involves your sister, a metric ton of margaritas and one crazy night in Cancun in 2007), and in some ways that's true. But when history comes gold-plated and equipped with its own set of legends, intrigues and alleged black magic, we're all in.
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs is set to open at the Denver Art Museum on June 29, but we were able to dig in to the exhibit a few days early. While the show doesn't involve any actual mummies (good news/bad news, depending on how seriously you take the mysterious incidents that have befallen people who mess around with Tut's earthly remains), it does feature more than 100 actual artifacts from King Tut's tomb and other sites around Egypt.
From massive statues to ornate jewelry, the stuff is thousands of years old, which makes the sheer intricacy of the artifacts even more impressive. As Dr. Zahi Hawass, secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and the world's leading expert on King Tut, said at the preview event, this is an exhibit you're going to want to see more than once.