Tuesday, December 7, 2010

King Tuts tomb may have been robbed 100 years ago but BELIEVE ME, queenie is making her money back!?


I just got SWINDLED, well SORTA SWINDLED, I didnt pay. My mega gracious friend paid for it so I couldnt make a SCENE at the "exhibit"... (did the space used to be a Chuck E. Cheese?) BUT I went to go see the King Tut exhibit in TIMES SQUARE, -should have been a red flag, my friend paid like 40$ for my ticket then you walk through the entire thing and it builds and builds and you THINK youre gonna get to the end and there gonna be this shining PILE OF TREASURE, like on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride but REAL, and theres NOTHING... They dont even have it here... all they do have is a stand asking you to return your audio guides?!?! I wasnt this disappointed since I went to the taping of The Price is Right and DIDNT get picked?! I was like WHAAA??? I couldnt really yell because I was treated to it and therefore semi vetoed my COMPLAINT RIGHTS but still I had to ask..."Um... theres no SARCOPHAGUS?!.. Wheres the HEAD?!" This real hippie chick, which is so rare to see in Manhattan, simply answered..."No....(in a voice like its my fault and Im a silly fool) That hasnt left the country since 1979"... then why is it on the FUCKING ADVERTISEMENT?!?!? Shadey Shadey Shadey... A level of shade one could only find in a TOMB is all I have to say...

6 comments:

Lex said...

I was a total ancient Egypt freak as a kid - one afternoon my mom drove up while I was delivering my newspapers, leaned out the window and said "King Tut tickets go on sale tonight. Hurry up!" She helped me quickly finish my route, then dropped me directly at the mall. I waited on line at the Macy's ticketron window for 4 or 5 hours and got four tickets to the Met. The whole family saw the exhibit, and I stared at the mask for at least 10 minutes, knowing I might never again be that close to something so amazing. I took my patents to the Discovery show - obviously it couldn't compare, but there were a few objects from the big show that were nice to see again. Agree the poster is extremely shady - the pic isn't actually of the mask, but a close up of the tiny gold coffin in the show that held his heart - but it is very intentionally misleading.

Lucien said...

Same thing happened to me in LA . So Disappointed - as paid for my ticket and the two tickets for my hosts in LA
Man i was real let down all throughout the exhibit with Egypt general items so I was stoked for the grand finale of TUT - and then all you got was an outline on the floor of tape showing the relative size of the sarcophagus ! Are they kidding ???What a gype.

gavin said...

That blows.

When I was a kid, I saw the touring Ramses II exhibit and they did have sarcophogai, mummies and all kinds of gold chests and what not. That was the best.

I guess all the treasures from Tutankhamun are split among many different museums and owners, so it all depends on who organizes your exhibit and what they have.

Herodotus said...

Gavin, very nearly all of the Tut collection is in the Cairo Museum.
Carter pinched a few bits n' pieces as did greasy old King farouk.

I remember a crowd gathered outside of Bloomingdale's during the last big Tut frenzy. The attraction was a vendor selling pairs gold painted walnuts in plexi boxes; above a sign read: "Tut's Nuts $2.50"

If its any consolation, Egypt really needs the money.

T said...

The King Tut exhibit in 1980-which I saw as a kid in San Francisco-was the real deal gobs of gold, lapis, jewels, the treasures from the Cairo museum. I went to LA a few years ago to see the "new" Tut exhibit and felt like I was ripped off. What happened to the gold, jewels, the treasures that amazed me in 1980? Turns out that the Cairo museum-understandably-doesn't let those leave Egypt anymore. What tours abroad are the artifacts that Cairo would never bother to display: genuine but second-rate compared to what people remember from the original exhibition. Le sigh...

Mathieu said...

Closest I ever got to the mask was the papier mâché one I made with my friend in 1st grade for science class