The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History will present Nature Screen Curiosity Stream’s “The True Story of King Tut’s Tomb,” with showings at 11:30 AM and 1 PM on Wednesdays, October 16 and 30.
The screenings are part of Massachusetts Archaeology Month.
Tutankhamun is colloquially known as King Tut. At age 9 he was the 12th pharaoh of the 18th Egyptian dynasty known as the New Kingdom, and reigned from approximately 1332 to 1323 BCE until his death at age 19.
After his death, King Tut disappeared from history until the discovery of his tomb in the Valley of the Kings in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter. Since then, studies of his tomb, remains, and treasures have revealed much information about his life and times, making Tutankhamun one of the best-known ancient Egyptian kings.
Using 2D and 3D imagery to reconstruct the tomb, the mummy and the spectacular funerary objects that number more than 5,000 pieces including more than 2,000 pieces of gold and jewelry, scientists are still revealing new secrets about King Tut.
The screenings are free with museum admission.