RENO — The Wilbur D. May Museum’s King Tut exhibit has been extended by a week and will now be open to the public throughout the Memorial Day weekend, including May 28.
The museum store will offer a special sale with 25 percent off all King Tut souvenirs during the final week.
Also as part of the exhibit’s final visit in northern Nevada, local author Maggy Anthony will hold “Egyptian Intrigue: Thea Stangos Meets King Tut,” a free lecture, book launch and discussion, from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Anthony, whose new book “The Cup of the Ptolemies: A Thea Stangos Akashic Thriller,” recently launched on Amazon, will read excerpts from the work, which is set in ancient Egypt and modern Alexandria and New York, with historic references to mythology, archaeology and metaphysics.
See King Tut’s mummy and the other spectacular handmade reproductions of the wonderful treasures found in the Tut’s tomb for free in celebration of her special day.
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 www.maycenter.com.