Tutankhamun exhibit in Doraville offers interesting details about his life, death

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exhibit
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also: exhibition; A collection of objects or art pieces shown in a public space, like a museum or an art gallery, for people to see and learn about
tomb
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a large building where a dead body is kept
treasure
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ˈtrɛʒɚ
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something valuable that is hidden or kept in a safe place
artifact
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ˈɑɚtɪˌfækt
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an object that was made by people in the past that helps modern people learn more about the past
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Exhibition Hub’s latest show, “Tutankhamun: His [.fow1-2]Tomb[.fow1-2] and His [.fow1-3]Treasures[.fow1-3]” is sure to grab the world’s interest with the boy king, with more than 1,000 accurate [.fow1-4]artifacts[.fow1-4] and [.fow1-2]tombs[.fow1-2] that tell the story of his short rule, his royal life, and beautiful [.fow1-2]tomb[.fow1-2].

The [.fow1-1]exhibit[.fow1-1] is now open to the public and expected to run at least through the end of the year, Exhibition Hub Executive Producer John Zaller said.

More than 25,000 tickets have already been sold, officials said.

At the media day/opening reception, Egyptologist Dr. Melinda Hartwig, an Emory professor who is a special expert for the exhibition, said the famous king “is never going to run out of gas.”

“His life and death [grab] our imagination like no other ancient ruler,” Hartwig said. “This [.fow1-1]exhibit[.fow1-1] takes you through Egypt and provides depth and [information about] his life.”

Tutankhamun, who became ruler at age nine in 1332 BC, is believed to have died nine years later. Hartwig said medical tests showed that Tut had a number of serious medical problems, which most likely lead to his death.

His extremely fancy [.fow1-2]tombs[.fow1-2], which contained more than 5,000 objects, were about the size of three small New York apartments. The [.fow1-1]exhibit[.fow1-1] shows the first room that the British explorer Howard Carter discovered in 1922 after more than five years of searching.

The [.fow1-1]exhibit[.fow1-1], which took more than six years to create, then "opens" the contents of the [.fow1-2]tomb[.fow1-2] and provides interesting details about the king’s life and the ancient traditions of Tut and his family.

exhibit
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ɪgˈzɪbət
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also: exhibition; A collection of objects or art pieces shown in a public space, like a museum or an art gallery, for people to see and learn about
tomb
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ˈtuːm
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a large building where a dead body is kept
treasure
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ˈtrɛʒɚ
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something valuable that is hidden or kept in a safe place
artifact
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ˈɑɚtɪˌfækt
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an object that was made by people in the past that helps modern people learn more about the past
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civilization
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ˌsɪvələˈzeɪʃən
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a culture and society of similar people, like Ancient Egypt, Rome, or Greece
coffin
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ˈkɑːfən
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the box in which a dead person is buried
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“There is so much information on European and Greek culture in this [.fow1-1]exhibit[.fow1-1],” Zaller said. “This [.fow2-1]civilization[.fow2-1] was so advanced yet was mixed with the same political [drama] that we see today.”

The most exciting part of the show is certainly the king’s [.fow1-2]tomb[.fow1-2], which was actually inside four separate [.fow2-2]coffins[.fow2-2]. Visitors are provided with headphones and guides that provide additional information as they travel from room to room.

“I can see this as an experience that children and their grandparents will [both find interesting],” Zaller said. “This atmosphere is so... welcoming to people of every religion, every race, and every walk of life.”

For tickets and more information, visit https://tutankhamunexpo.com/atlanta. The [.fow1-1]exhibit[.fow1-1], located at 5660 Buford Highway in Doraville, is open alongside “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.” Combination packages are available for those who want to tour both [.fow1-1]exhibits[.fow1-1] in a single day.

civilization
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ˌsɪvələˈzeɪʃən
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a culture and society of similar people, like Ancient Egypt, Rome, or Greece
coffin
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ˈkɑːfən
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the box in which a dead person is buried
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