BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new exhibit about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun opened at the SoWa Power Station in Boston's South End Friday.
National Geographic's "Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience" takes visitors on a journey through Tutankhamun's life and beyond, featuring hi-res photos from National Geographic's archive, wall-to-wall tapestries, and replicas of Tut artifacts.
"This is Egypt in Boston," said creative director Mark Lach.
"Beyond King Tut" also gives visitors a look at the mummification process, Tut's burial chamber, and how ancient Egyptians envisioned the afterlife.
"A storyline of the ancient Egyptians belief in the afterlife," described Lach. "Moving into the underworld first, a lot of tests and a lot of struggles and a lot of scary things along the way. And then finally reaching what's called the Field of Reeds, or paradise."
The exhibit comes nearly 100 years after British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tut's tomb in November 1922.
A similar exhibit recently opened in Washington D.C.
WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports: