Guided tours of the May Museum’s King Tut exhibit

April 13, 2012

The magnificent archaeological finds in Egypt and the Near East have led to many theories about the origins and development of Western Civilization. Discover how some of these theories evolved during a special guided tour of the Wilbur D. May Museum’s King Tut: “Wonderful Things” from the Pharaoh’s Tomb exhibit, starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The tour is titled Archaeological Mysteries of the Near East.

Museum volunteer James Bennett Marks will also share his personal experiences with heat, sand and history while working on an archaeological dig in Egypt and discuss the stories behind many of the spectacular hand-crafted replicas of the artifacts found in King Tut’s tomb currently on display in the museum. The tour is included with the cost of exhibit admission. Bennett Marks plans to offer guided tours every other Saturday through the remainder of the King Tut exhibit.

The tour is included with the cost of exhibit admission – $9 adults, $8 children under 18 and seniors 62 and over. Groups of 15 or more are $6 per person.

The Wilbur D. May Museum is in Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street in Reno. For more information, call (775) 785-5961.

Source: Press release from Washoe County Department of Regional Parks and Open Space.

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