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Giant King Tut Statue Arrives at King Street Station

Make way for the seven-ton god of the afterlife.

By Laura Dannen May 15, 2012


Meet Anubis, a 26-foot-tall, seven-ton, jackal-headed guardian of the afterlife who moonlights as an escort for King Tut. As of 10 this morning, the traveling statue was parked outside King Street Station in downtown Seattle, and heralds the coming of the much-anticipated Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs exhibit, which opens May 24 at Pacific Science Center. Consider this King Tut’s farewell tour: The modern incarnation of the 1970s exhibit (now with twice as many artifacts) will return to Egypt for good after its Seattle stay. Anubis will be in place through August—if you’re lost, head to “King Tut Street Station.” There’s a soon-to-be glowing sign; you can’t miss it.

Read more about the King Tut exhibit in our Spring Arts Preview.

Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
May 24–Jan 6, Pacific Science Center, $16–$33

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