Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wonderful Things with King Tut

Canopic Lid at the King Tut Exhibit, Pacific Science Center, Seattle, June 5, 2012

On June 5, I went to the King Tut Exhibit at the Pacific Science Center and absolutely loved it. As a kid I worshipped all things ancient Egyptian--pharoahs, pyramids, tombs, art, mythology. I loved reading about Howard Carter's discovery of King Tut's tomb and seeing wonderful things. One of my favorite school reports involved me tracing Tut's golden mask on the cover for extra credit.

So I was thrilled to be able to see some of these treasures close to home. In addition to admission, I splurged for the Harrison Ford narrated audio guide, and the IMAX movie about secrets of the mummies. It was all fantastic. If I had any complaints, I'd say crowd control was a little sloppy--posted signs weren't clear about entrance times, but that's really just a small thing in the grand scheme.

If you'd like some visuals, I've posted a few photos of the exhibit at my photoblog. As long as you don't use flash, photos are allowed--so I just cranked up my ISO to 2500 or so and snapped away.

Since the last time I updated here, Jer and I have been doing a lot of yard work. Exciting, I know. We also booked a vacation for later in the year. We plan to spend some time in Salou, Spain and Madeira, Portugal. I'm pretty excited about that, although nervous about some of the tight connections. But then I worry too much.

I'm editing a horror story I need to send out in the next few days so I better stop procrastinating and do the work. Happy Flag Day.


Nicole said...

OMG I had no idea there was a King Tut exhibit at the Science Center. I have to go!!!

Jeff Chapman said...

Have you used Egyption mythology or items in your fiction? Though I haven't done so yet, I always feel inspired to do so after seeing Egyptian items in a museum.

Folly Blaine said...

Nicole: Yes! It is definitely worth a visit. It only just opened a few weeks ago.

Jeff: I haven't used any Egyptian mythology in my fiction yet. Well, the story I'm writing at the moment does, but I can't count that until it's published. :)