Exposición de “King Tut” Regresa a L.A.

January 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Los boletos ya están a la venta para una exhibición del California Science Center (Centro de Ciencias de California) anunciada como la colección itinerante más grande fuera de Egipto de los artefactos de la tumba de Tutankamón, más conocida como King Tut.

La exposición, titulada “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh (o Rey Tut: Tesoros del Faraón Dorado)”, se inaugurará en el centro de ciencias en marzo, comenzando una gira por 10 ciudades para conmemorar el centenario del descubrimiento de la tumba.

La exhibición incluirá más de 150 artefactos, mucho más expansivos que exhibiciones anteriores, que generalmente se han limitado a unos 50 artículos. Los organizadores dijeron que la exhibición contará con artículos usados y de propiedad del llamado “Boy King” (o El Niño Rey), como joyas de oro, tallas, esculturas y antigüedades rituales.

Cerca del 40 por ciento de los artefactos saldrán de Egipto por primera – y última vez – y los objetos regresarán a Egipto para exhibirse permanentemente en el Grand Egyptian Museum (o el Gran Museo Egipcio) que está en construcción.

La exposición se abrirá el 24 de marzo en el California Science Center donde permanecerá hasta enero de 2019, cuando se trasladará a Europa.

“Sus ornamentados artefactos y pantallas multimedia estimularán el interés en las muchas ciencias relacionadas con la arqueología”, dijo Jeff Rudolph, presidente del California Science Center. “Los visitantes también aprenderán cómo el análisis científico de su momia de 3,000 años de edad reveló nueva información sobre su salud y linaje, y sobre cómo las herramientas arqueológicas de vanguardia están ayudando a descubrir las tumbas y analizar las existentes de formas nunca antes imaginadas”.

La tumba de King Tut fue descubierta por el arqueólogo y egiptólogo británico Howard Carter en 1922.

La información sobre boletos, cuyo precio oscila entre $19.20 y $29.95, está disponible en http://www.californiasciencecenter.org o http://www.kingtutexhibition.com

‘King Tut’ Exhibit coming to L.A.

January 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Tickets are now on sale for a California Science Center exhibit billed as the largest traveling collection outside Egypt of artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun — better known as King Tut.

the shield is decorated with the image of a sphinx (a lion with a King’s head) trampling two nubian enemies beneath its paws, an inscription identifies this sphinx with Tutankhamun himself and describes him as being like Montu, the ancient war/god of Thebes, a falcon hovers behind the king a shen ring gripped in its talons, the hieroglyphic sign for foreign land a row of undulating hills extends across the bottom of the shield (©Laboratoriorosso, Viterbo/Italy)

The exhibition, titled “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” will open at the science center in March, beginning a 10-city tour to mark the approaching 100th anniversary of the tomb’s discovery.

The exhibit will include more than 150 artifacts, far more expansive than past displays, which have generally been limited to about 50 items. Organizers said the exhibit will feature items used and owned by the so-called “Boy King,” such as golden jewelry, carvings, sculptures and ritual antiquities.

About 40 percent of the artifacts will be leaving Egypt for the first —and last — time, with the items eventually returning to Egypt to be permanently displayed at the under-construction Grand Egyptian Museum.

The exhibit will open March 24 at the California Science Center, where it will remain until January 2019, when it will move to Europe.

“Its ornate artifacts and multimedia displays will stimulate interest in the many sciences related to archaeology,” said Jeff Rudolph, president of the California Science Center. “Guests will also learn how the scientific analysis of his 3,000-year-old mummy revealed new information about his health and lineage, as well as how cutting-edge archeological tools are assisting in discovering tombs and analyzing existing ones in ways never before imagined.”

King Tut’s tomb was first discovered by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922.

Information on tickets — ranging in price from $19.20 to $29.95 — is available at http://www.californiasciencecenter.org or http://www.kingtutexhibition.com.

 

‘Hurricane 3D’ Now Showing at the California Science Center

October 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

“Hurricane 3D,” which gives audiences an up-close look at the strength of an Atlantic hurricane like the ones that have wrought havoc in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico this year, is now showing at the California Science Center’s IMAX theater in Exposition Park.

In this season of devastating hurricanes, including Harvey, Irma and Maria, the film “gives insight into the science behind this phenomena, as well as a sense of the visceral impact experienced by those affected,” according to the California Science Center.hurricane-3d-poster

Viewers will learn how hurricanes are monitored to keep people safe and the ways rescue teams mobilize to help. They will also hear how hurricanes play a surprisingly beneficial role in revitalizing Earth’s ecosystems.

The filmmakers teamed with NASA to follow the footsteps of a hurricane, which begins its journey as a sandstorm in Senegal, heads west across the Atlantic, building momentum, then blows into the jungles of the Caribbean with winds of up to 124 miles per hour, impacting a dozen countries in its path.

“Hurricane 3D offers the closest approximation to experiencing a hurricane, while remaining safe,” said California Science Center President Jeff Rudolph. “We hope that audiences in California can gain insight from this, and empathize with the victims of hurricanes across the world.”

Through Oct. 31, the California Science Center and Wave Pictures Distribution will donate a dollar from each ticket sale to the “One America Appeal” to help hurricane victims, according to Rudolph.

The film was shot in 12 countries over 280 days and took five years to produce.

“We are delighted to bring `Hurricane 3D’ to the newly upgraded IMAX Laser Theater at the California Science Center,” said Janine Baker, senior vice president of Wave Pictures Distribution. “This giant-screen film perfectly captures the sound and fury of nature, as we fly through the eye of the storm on board one of NOAA’s hurricane-hunter planes; watch the growing threat as seen from the International Space Station high above earth; and dive below the surface of the ocean to witness the impact of the storm surge on coral reefs and surrounding coastal areas.”

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