National Geographic’s ‘Beyond King Tut’ world premiere in Boston
Have you ever wanted to see Egypt through the eyes of King Tut? National Geographic is granting that wish with their newest national exhibit coming to Boston.
The North American tour of National Geographic’s new exhibition, “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience,” is coming to Boston for a short time beginning on July 8 and running through September 18.
“Journey to modern-day Egypt and see wonders of the ancient world,” read a statement about the event. “Travel back in time 3,000 years to the 18th dynasty when Pharaohs ruled and gods like Ra and Anubis were worshipped by all.”
The exhibit will combine projection mapping, a technique used to display video projections onto irregularly shaped objects or rooms, and “cinematic storytelling” to create an immersive experience.
It was created in order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of “one of the greatest archeological discoveries of all time” according to the museum. The experience will include sights such as the temple at Karnak, the Great Sphinx, and Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Tutankhamun, colloquially referred to as King Tut, is known for his adolescent reign as King of ancient Egypt. His reign was characterized by the restoration of traditional religion and art by his advisors. King Tut’s intact tomb was discovered in 1922 by archeologist Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings.
The exhibit is produced by Paquin Entertainment Group, the same company behind well-known immersive exhibits such as “Beyond Van Gogh” and “Beyond Monet.”
“’Beyond King Tut’ will be a must-see for anyone interested in Egypt and the history of King Tut,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president of public programming for the National Geographic Society.
Tickets are available here.