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Moms see King Tut exhibit free for ‘Mummy’s Day’ Weekend
by Tribune Staff
May 02, 2012 | 557 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO — The best place for “mummies” on Mother’s Day weekend is the “King Tut: Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb” exhibit at the Wilbur D. May Museum.

Bring mom to the exhibit on May 12 or 13 and she’ll get to see King Tut’s mummy and the other spectacular hand-made reproductions of the wonderful treasures found in the Tut’s tomb for free in celebration of her special day.

“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 reproductions of many of the Pharaoh’s sacred and personal belongings.

Artisans from the Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt, spent more than 10 years accurately creating the replicas that make up the exhibit. The originals are rarely, if ever, seen outside of Egypt.

The Wilbur D. May Museum is located inside Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. General admission costs $9 for adults and $8 for children under 18 or seniors 62 and older. For more information, call 785-5961 or visit

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