Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Seattle-area people- Anubis is coming to town!

As part of the upcoming King Tut exhibit at the Pacific Science Center (which I will be reviewing for Trekaroo, hurray!), Anubis is coming to town! He will be participating in the Opening of Boating Season Parade- for more information on that, visit this link. Here's the scoop on Anubis!

SEATTLE – (May 1, 2012) – Anubis, the ancient Egyptian jackal-headed protector of the dead and their tombs, will arrive in Seattle’s waters Saturday, May 5 signaling not only the countdown until the exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs opens at Pacific Science Center on May 24, but to also mark the launch of boating season during the city’s annual opening of boating season parade.
In the final U.S. showing of the exhibition that has captivated millions of visitors since 2008, Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs will feature an almost entirely new selection of treasures and more than twice the number of artifacts since its first visit to the Pacific Northwest more than 30 years ago. This will be the last chance for guests to see authentic treasures of King Tut and the 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history in this exhibition anywhere in the U.S.
Dating back several decades, the Opening Day parade is a long standing tradition in Seattle. With over 100 boats participating in the parade, Opening Day has become the nation’s largest regional celebration of water, spring and the opening of boating season.
With the help from Seattle-based Campbell Maritime, the Anubis will be carried by a 72-foot long barge through the parade route starting at Portage Bay at the west end of the Montlake Cut, ending at Webster Point. Following the parade, the great Anubis will travel to another location in Seattle to reside during the entirety of the exhibit.
As the Science Center approaches its 50th anniversary on October 22, 2012, the institution is as committed as ever to serving the community and being an engine for creative and critical thinking for the Pacific Northwest. Bringing diverse programming and exhibits from around the world to the community is at the heart of Pacific Science Center's mission. As part of that effort, the Science Center is proud to bring King Tut back to Seattle.

For further information and ticket details please visit or Discounted tickets for Pacific Science Center members and groups of 10 or more are available. Groups interested in purchasing tickets can call
(206) 443-3611. The exhibition runs through Jan. 6, 2013.

And check out this picture of Anubis in a parade in London!
 Traveling from Houston, Texas to Seattle, Washington. Total height: 26 feet. Total weight: 8.5 tons. Statue: Made of polyurethane and steel. Base: Made of solid concrete (8 ft. by 10 ft.) Previous locations: Atlanta, Denver, Indianapolis, London, Vienna and Toronto
Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs is organized by National Geographic and Arts & Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Northern Trust is a proud cultural partner. American Airlines is the official airline of the exhibition. The exhibition in Seattle is sponsored by Seattle's Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post, just passing on some information that I thought was pretty cool!