Recently I’ve had the pleasure to experience the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Gwacheon National Science Museum. Aptly named, The Pharaoh of Mystery, the exhibition pulls you into a life of dynastic family lineage, sacred rites, mysterious deaths and wondrous artifacts. Egyptian culture unravels before your eyes through interactive exhibits, an engrossing film, and the over 1,300 relics on display.
Knick named King Tut, Tutankhamun has the distinction of being the most renowned of Egypt’s Pharaohs. Since the discovery of his tomb in 1922 his legacy has kept audiences rapt throughout the decades. Though his life was short, he died at 19, and his reign shorter still, only 9 years, you’ll learn why this enigmatic desert king has captured the world’s attention.
Egyptian mysteries unraveled
Only until Through February 26 2012
Someone’s remains travels the world to be gawked at.
Hours: 9:30 to 5:30 (closed on Mondays, the day after national holidays, Jan 1, Lunar New Year’s holidays, Chuseok Holidays)
Planetarium: Four daily sessions call
Fee: 9:30 am.-6:30 pm. Closed on Monday. W12,000.
Directions: Seoul Grand Park Station exit 5
Address: 100 Daegongwongwangjang-gil, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do 427-060