This past weekend the family and I went and saw the King Tut exhibit at the Atlanta Civic Center. It was a very interesting exibit. I was disappointed that his Sarcophagus wasn’t there, but other than that it was good. There were a lot of displays from his tomb, statues from various places in Egypt along with displays of items from some of the other Pharaohs such as Ramses I and Ramses II, Khefren and Hatshepsut, along with several others.
What really impressed me the most was the detail in these items, the statues were amazing! The detail and amount of work put into these items is beyond me. To do that kind of detail with a hand tool, not to mention working on the enormity of such a scale is just mind boggling. Some of the items and the way they fit together looked like manufactured items you might find today. Not to mention what looked like screw holes, looked manufactured and were perfectly round. I guess with such an advanced civilization that should be expected, but it was almost 6000 years ago. Also, the items made of wood, looked to be still usable which is pretty amazing seeing as how I have to replace boards on my deck every 15 years or so. Also of interest was a carved rock wall. The engravings on the wall were raised, so instead of making the design into the rock, the rock was chisled away from the design and perfectly smooth, unbelievable!
All in all it was nice, I had never been to the Civic Center before, seems to be a nice venue though the part of town it’s in is questionable. If you ever get the chance, go see the King Tut exhibit, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.