One of the great features of living in Galion is the ability to take day trips to unique attractions and events. We’ll be highlighting several of them this summer here on 1831Galion.

From now through the summer, you can travel about 60 miles to take a trip 6,000 miles and many centuries away.

The Center of Science and Industry in Columbus (COSI) proudly presents the spectacular “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” exhibition, occupying a massive 15,000 square feet and running from now until September 4.

This exhibition offers a unique perspective into the remarkable discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings 100 years ago, by replicating the burial treasure within its original archaeological context. 

Secure your tickets at this location online.

Upon discovering the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun on November 26, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter famously declared, “I see wonderful things!” Carter’s unparalleled find, which occurred after five years of arduous and seemingly fruitless excavations in the Valley of the Kings, revealed a virtually untouched pharaonic tomb filled with priceless treasures.

Now, nearly a century after this extraordinary discovery, the ‘Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures’ exhibition vividly recreates this historic event and the captivating tale of the burial treasure’s unearthing. Featuring 1,000 artifacts, informative graphics, films, and an audio guide, the exhibition delivers an immersive, educational, and engaging experience.

The exhibit has attracted 6.5 million visitors in cities worldwide, from Zurich to Seoul, and now makes its debut at COSI in Columbus.

A highlight video can be viewed below.

Source: COSI; Photo: Creative Commons License