Tonight Carole, Michelle, Zena, and I went to see the “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs” exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
It was a nice exhibit and they had some lovely pieces, but I expected them to have more. I have been to the Cairo Museum and have seen Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings, so I knew what to expect. Actually Michelle was the only one who had not been to Egypt and the Cairo Museum, as Mom visited Zena there a few years ago. So in our little group, I think Michelle was the most impressed with the exhibit, but the rest of us still liked it.
We also saw the Omnitheater show “Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs” and while there were some lovely scenes of Egypt, the plot of the movie left a lot to be desired. They showed scientists taking DNA from a Mummy, but then what? They did not tell us what they learned. They also left a lot out, for example who mentions Abu Simbel and does not mention the relocation project? Weird. But we had a good time. So if you really want to see some excellent Egypt art go to Egypt. Really. I am not kidding. There are no tourists there and they need those tourists dollars. Otherwise see the Tut exhibit at the smm.org.