Last week a team of journalists and museum staff journeyed to Cairo, Egypt for a week of shooting and research to produce a one-hour documentary and newspaper supplement for our upcoming exhibition,Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.
We were fortunate to be accompanied by the noted archaeologist and cultural phenomenon, Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquties for Egypt. You may have seen Dr. Hawass in many television specials on the National Geographic or Discovery Channels about ancient Egypt, King Tut, mummies or scientific discoveries relating to antiquity. That’s right, he’s the man with the hat. Just this week he announced that the Supreme Council of Antiquities is close to unearthing the location of the tombs of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony in a dig near Alexandria.
[Read the rest of this post and view photos from the Egypt trip on our Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibition website.