Beginning August 1, 2019 JN Long Cultural Arts Complex will present “The Treasures of Tutankhamun,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tutankhamen is the most familiar and popular of ancient Egyptian rulers. When Howard Carter discovered the young Pharaoh’s tomb in 1922, the entire world paid attention. When his treasures toured the United States, unprecedented crowds lined up to view them. Based on the major traveling display, “The Treasures of Tutankhamun” has been reconstructed to tell the story of Tutankhamen as it was told through Carter’s discovery and the related traveling exhibition.
“The Treasures of Tutankhamun” promotes a thoughtful comparison of ancient and modern customs concerning death and the afterlife, as well as discussions of political power and the privileges that come with great personal wealth.
The exhibition will be available to the public from August 1 to August 31 For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact Susan Ford at 817-641-4908.