One hundred years after the discovery of his tomb, visitors are being invited to journey through the underworld with Egypt’s King Tut in Toronto’s latest immersive exhibit.
“Immersive King Tut: Magic Journey to the Light” will open Aug. 10 at the Lighthouse ArtSpace at 1 Yonge St.
The show, designed by Mexico City’s Cocolab and presented by Lighthouse Immersive with the United Exhibits Group and International Foundation for Fine and Decorative Arts, will tell the story of the Egyptian funerary text the Amduat, which depicts the journey of the sun god Ra through the underworld from sunset to sunrise.
The tale was depicted on the tombs of pharaohs and is “one of the most important elements of ancient Egyptian civilization,” Hazem Attiatalla of the Egyptian Council for Tourism Affairs said in a news release.
The exhibit uses groundbreaking video mapping and animation to portray Tutankhamun, who ruled from 1332 to 1323 BC, beginning when he was just nine, joining the sun god on his boat journey through the night to ensure the successful rising of the sun and Tut’s rebirth into the afterlife.
Howard Carter’s discovery of the boy king’s tomb in November 1922 sparked a fascination with ancient Egypt, and Tut in particular, that continues to this day.
“Visitors will feel like they’re walking the halls and exploring the tombs of ancient Egypt,” said César Moheno-Pla of Cocolab.
Tickets are now available at immersive-kingtut.com.
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