Preparations continue to welcome King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs to the AGO for its exclusive Canadian appearance starting Nov. 24, 2009 (starting Nov. 21 if you’re an AGO member). We’ve been thrilled by the positive response here on the blog and on Facebook to our call to share your memories of the 1979 King Tut exhibition. Here’s a few more that have been submitted:
I saw this when I was 6 years old and it made such an impression on me that I can clearly remember the exhibit, especially the golden death mask. I’ve waited 30 years for it to come back! I urge anyone with an interest in history to go see this.
I remember going with my family to the AGO exhibit in Toronto in 1979 when I was 9. A great experience and it coincided with a class project we did at the same time on Egypt that helped us all to learn more about its history.
I had a chance to see former King this past winter in Egypt and was amazed by the complexity of the ancient work. If you can make it to the gallery, it’s absolutely worth the trip. Welcome back to Canada King Tut!
I remember seeing the exhibit as part of a school trip in ’79 as an 11 year old – I always had hoped it would return to Toronto but gee I didn’t think it would take 30 years! Anyway better late than never – I can’t wait to see this.
If you have stories of the 1979 exhibition, please share them in the comments! Here’s some nostalgia from our archives to jog your memory: