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Museum volunteer James Bennett Marks shares his experiences with heat, sand and history while working on an archaeological dig in Egypt during a special Egypt and Archaeology Tour at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012 as part of the museum’s King Tut: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb exhibit.
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Wilbur D. May Museum volunteer James Bennett Marks shares his experiences with heat, sand and history while working on an archaeological dig in Egypt during a special Egypt and Archaeology Tour at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012 as part of the museum’s King Tut: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb exhibit.

Egypt and Archaeology Tour will also discuss the story behind many of the exhibit’s spectacular hand-crafted replicas of the artifacts found in King Tut’s tomb when it was discovered in 1922. The tour is included with the cost of exhibit admission.

What: Egypt and Archaeology Tour at the King Tut Exhibit

When: 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2012

Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno

Cost: Exhibit admission is $9.00 adults, $8.00 children under 18 and seniors 62 and over Groups of 15 or more: $6.00 per person. The Egypt and Archaeology Tour is included with the cost of exhibit admission

Contact: (775) 785-5961; www.maycenter.com

King Tut: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb is a family-friendly exhibit that offers visitors of all ages an opportunity to travel back in time and experience the beauty, majesty, history and wonder of the world’s most notorious treasure find. This exhibit features spectacular reproductions of many of the Pharaoh’s sacred and personal belongings.

Artisans from the Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt, spent over ten years accurately creating the replicas that make up the ”Wonderful Things” exhibit. The originals are rarely, if ever, seen outside of Egypt.

The exhibit is on display at the May Museum through an agreement between Washoe County and the Origins Museum Institute and is supported by a generous grant from the Wilbur May Foundation. Additional sponsorship provided by the Reno News and Review.

Regular exhibit hours are Wednesdays - Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. General admission is $9.00 for adults, $8.00 for children under 18 and seniors 62 and over. Groups of 15 or more are $6.00 per person.

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center consists of the May Museum and May Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The museum is a lasting tribute to the legacy of rancher, adventurer and philanthropist Wilbur D. May. Permanent displays include rare and exotic collections from his many world travels. The May Center is managed by the Washoe County’s Department of Regional Parks and Open Space and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.
EVENT DATES
  • Saturday, March 10, 2012: 2:00 p.m.
    Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Stree