By 1812Blockhouse

As in years past, 1812Blockhouse will be sharing regular updates over the coming weeks in terms of events and attractions located within an easy driving distance of Richland County.

We always preface these ideas by reminding our readers that Richland County is home to a number of top notch places to visit. We highly recommend a visit to the website of Destination Mansfield – Richland County to discover what is in your own backyard.

From now through the summer, you can travel about 70 miles to take a trip 6,000 miles and many centuries away.

The Center of Science and Industry in Columbus (COSI) proudly presents the spectacular “Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures” exhibition, occupying a massive 15,000 square feet and running from now until September 4.

This exhibition offers a unique perspective into the remarkable discovery of Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings 100 years ago, by replicating the burial treasure within its original archaeological context. 

Secure your tickets at this location online.

Upon discovering the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun on November 26, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter famously declared, “I see wonderful things!” Carter’s unparalleled find, which occurred after five years of arduous and seemingly fruitless excavations in the Valley of the Kings, revealed a virtually untouched pharaonic tomb filled with priceless treasures.

Now, nearly a century after this extraordinary discovery, the ‘Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures’ exhibition vividly recreates this historic event and the captivating tale of the burial treasure’s unearthing. Featuring 1,000 artifacts, informative graphics, films, and an audio guide, the exhibition delivers an immersive, educational, and engaging experience.

The exhibit has attracted 6.5 million visitors in cities worldwide, from Zurich to Seoul, and now makes its debut at COSI in Columbus.

A highlight video can be viewed below.

Source: COSI; Photo: Creative Commons License

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