Updated May 16, 2012 - 7:12 am
Big statue arrives in Seattle ahead of 'King Tut'
Seattle Department of Transportation spotted the Anubis being moved into its new home at the King Street Station. (Seattle Department of Transportation)
There's a new addition of the ancient sort to Seattle's downtown to mark the arrival of the King Tut exhibit.
"We have placed a 28 foot tall statue outside King Street Station of an Anubis, a jackal headed God of the afterlife. He sort of serves as an ambassador as the exhibition is here in Seattle," said Crystal Clarity with the Pacific Science Center.
The King Tut exhibit is set to arrive next Thursday, May 24.
More than a hundred artifacts from King Tut's tomb and other ancient Egyptian site will be on display at the museum through Jan. 6, but you'll want to plan ahead if you'd like to see them. They've already sold more than 82,000 tickets.
The Pacific Science Center says many of the artifacts have never toured the U.S. before this exhibit.
Highlights include a 10-foot statue of King Tut unearthed at the funerary temple of two of his high officials. In 1922, British explorer Howard Carter discovered a boy's golden sandals designed specifically for the afterlife.
KIRO Radio Staff, Staff report
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