King Tut's Tomb:
King Tut's father was an early champion of monotheism through worship of one sun god, but his line fell into disgrace after polytheism regained its hold in ancient Egypt. King Tut's reign lapsed into obscurity, which may have helped his tomb escape the ravages of grave robbers.
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs:
King Tut's tomb contained four chambers: the Antechamber, Annex, Burial Chamber and Treasury. The exhibit displays photographs of Edward Carter's discovery, and selected artifacts in context for each chamber.
Museum Location and Hours:
Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204
The Denver Art Museum is extending its hours at the Hamilton building for the King Tut exhibit.
Tues. - Wed. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thurs. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Fri. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The exhibit runs from June 29, 2010 - January 11, 2011.
- Adult admission: $25 weekdays, $30 weekends
- Youth admission (ages 6 - 17): $16.50 both weekdays and weekends
- Free admission for children under the age of five.
Programs and Special Events:
- The museum will also show a 30-minute 3D film "Egypt 3D: Secrets of the Mummies."
- The Just for Fun Egypt section for children allows youngsters to try on Egyptian costumes and design Egyptian collars.
- Six Denver hotels will offer special packages for the King Tut exhibit: the Brown Palace, the Curtis, the Grand Hyatt Denver, the Hyatt Regency Denver, the Sheraton Denver Downtown and the Westin Tabor Center.