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Type: Walk-through attraction
Time: About 10 minutes
Kelly says: A spirited guide to an ancient
Here’s your chance to walk in the footsteps of Howard Carter, the legendary archaeologist who discovered King Tut’s tomb in the 1920s. As you wait in the darkened entrance to the tomb, old newspaper headlines and period newsreels re-create the excitement and wonder of the discovery.
Then, the projector jams, the film melts and, as you enter the tomb proper, the spirit of Tut himself takes over as tour guide.
What you see is a re-creation of the tomb as it looked at the time of discovery, the many treasures and priceless artifacts piled in jumbled disarray. As lights illuminate specific artifacts, Tut tells us about his gilded throne, his golden chariot, and his teenage bride. Moving to the burial chamber, we see his solid gold sarcophagus and the golden goddesses who guarded the cabinet containing alabaster urns filled with his internal organs.
For newcomers to Egyptology, this attraction will serve as an intriguing introduction. The marvelously air-conditioned tomb also makes for a pleasant break from the burning Florida sun. Those who are familiar with Tut may want to skip this one.
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