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King Tut's Treasures Make Last U.S. Stop Near Seattle Hotels Before Returning to EgyptTreasures From the Tomb Come to Pacific Science Center May 24, 2012 (March 27, 2012)
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/12 -- Whether you're a student of Egyptology or just obsessed with mummy movies, you won't want to miss the treasures of King Tut as they make their final U.S. stop in Seattle before heading back to Cairo. The Renaissance Seattle Hotel, among luxury Seattle hotels, is proud to be a partner of this popular exhibit, heading to the city's Pacific Science Center May 24, 2012, through January 6, 2013.
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Pacific Science Center, near this downtown Seattle hotel, spans 2,000 years, showcasing more than 100 artifacts from the boy king, his ancestors, and his contemporaries.
More than 8 million people have viewed the exhibit thus far, and no matter where the treasures travel, the crowd favorites remain the same. Highlights include an intricate gold canopic coffinette that held King Tut's mummified stomach; the stunning gold death mask of Psusennes I; a 10-ft quartzite statue of King Tut, the largest image of the boy king ever unearthed; statues of prominent pharaohs; a colossal bust of King Tut's father, Amenhotep IV; one of King Tut's beds; a "royal" cat sarcophagus; and gold sandals and finger and toe coverings discovered on the king's mummy.
The artifacts make their way nearby Seattle, Washington hotels for the first time in 30 years. To make sure you don't miss your chance to view this historic exhibit, visit www.kingtut.org for tickets and information.
Guests of this Seattle luxury hotel will be conveniently located near the exhibit, in addition to other area attractions, including the Seattle Art Museum, Safeco and CenturyLink fields, Pike Place Market, and the Space Needle.
To learn more about the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, visit the hotel website at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/seasm-renaissance-seattle-hotel/, where you can book rooms, map out your stay, search vacation packages in Seattle, and discover nearby dining and attractions.
About the Renaissance Seattle Hotel
The Renaissance Seattle Hotel, set in the heart of downtown, offers guests a comfortable, luxurious retreat with modern amenities and both business and leisure guests in mind. Easily accessed from major freeways and the Sea-Tac International Airport, accommodations at this newly renovated luxury hotel feature plush bedding, cable TV, a mini-fridge, high-speed Internet access, coffee/tea service, and breathtaking views of the city skyline, mountains, and Puget Sound. Guests of this AAA Four-Diamond hotel also have access to a fully equipped fitness center and delicious dining options including family-style meals at Maxwells and casual American fare at R View. For something quick and easy, the Lobby Lounge is a great place for morning meetings, afternoon snacks, or late-night bites. The colorful work of local artists graces the lobby walls. This hotel's downtown location makes it a perfect base for exploring Seattle's most popular attractions, including the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and Safeco and CenturyLink fields. As one of the city's premier business hotels, the Renaissance Seattle Hotel features nearly 27,000 sq ft of event space, including a one-of-a-kind venue on the 28th floor.
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