King Tutankhamen Exhibit

Atlantic City, New Jersey
June 24, 2007 4:01pm CST
Recently my boyfriend and I visited the King Tut exhibit now in Philadelphia until September 30, 2007. I have to say that although the arifacts were quite amazing- I was a little dissapointed in the experience as a whole. The play on tourism really made the experience quite unenjoyable. Although my boyfriend got us "VIP" tickets- and we did surpass most in line- we were still hearded in with the regular ticket holders and it was quite close, very dark because the only lighting in each room where the items that were lit up- the rest was pitch black. All in all I would say if you have the time and you live near enough- go experience it for yourself and see how you feel. But if I didn't live 45 minutes away- I wouln't have spend the time to see it. Another misleading thing was that I thought the actual tomb of King Tut himself was to be found at the exhibit- when in actuality the tomb of his believed grandmother was there- beautiful and amazing- but still- not King Tut himself :(
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@vdakari (10)
• United States
10 Nov 07
You saw it in Philly? The rooms didn't seem dark to me except the first one and the hallways. I saw it on a weekday during summer while there were some short lines to see exhibits, it was nice to be able to take as long as want to go through exhibit. The exhibit is currently in London and it may be a once in a lifetime chance to see exhibit. The last time it visited US was in the 70s and it only visited a few select cities so personally I cant blame them for the tourism stuff. Actually all the tourist stuff made it a bigger and better experience in my opinion. Some of the stuff in the exhibit was from his tomb along with his grandmother and some others. I would recommend visiting king tut exhibit website for anyone curious to get a glimpse of the exhbit
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
24 Jun 07
Welcome to myLot, WWW. I'm sorry the exhibit was a disappointment to you. I saw it many, many years ago when it first came to the US. Back then they displayed many more items and they were more open. It was incredible. This one does not sound the same at all. I didn't even know there were any artifacts from his grandmother!