Ancient Egyptian Treasures “King Tutankhamun” exhibit coming to Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts

20131107 King-TutThe Brownsville Museum of Fine Arts will be getting some ancient history to display when the exhibit “Ancient Egyptian “King Tutankhamun” opens on November 11. The exhibit will be at the museum for almost a full year, closing on October 14, 2014. The items on display will be from the private collection of Giovanni Amin, BMFA.

The exhibit presents a diverse selection of beautiful artwork done in ancient Egypt including relief panels, the inner Sarcophagus and Funerary Mask of King Tutankhamun, Mummy and other presentations of rituals practiced in Ancient Egypt. The Sarcophagus and gold death mask were the most famous items to emerge from the tomb.

The exhibit hosts 150 artifacts, including jewelry, and high-quality replicas of other ancient objects that will transport visitor to Ancient Egypt to learn more about the ancient culture.

The museum is located at 660 East Ringgold Street in Brownville across from the Gladys Porter Zoo. It is closed Sunday and Monday. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday it is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (956) 542-0941. Admission.

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