Lighthouse Immersive is turning its sights on the most famous of Egyptian rulers, the Pharaoh Tutankhamun in Immersive King Tut.
The company — which premiered its Immersive Van Gogh in Nashville this past summer — plans to premiere this new exhibit at Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville on October 21, 2022. With the assistance of the Egyptian Council for Tourism Affairs, this experience will commemorate the 100th anniversary of archeologist Howard Carter’s discovery of the tomb of the legendary “boy king” in November 1922.
Immersive King Tut uses stunning visuals to tell the story of the Amduat, an important ancient Egyptian funerary text thought to be the oldest known illustrated story depicted on the tombs of pharaohs. Immersive King Tut also features striking imagery spotlighting some of the most notable discoveries in Egyptology including the following:
- Tutankhamun’s golden death mask as well as his ornately decorated middle coffin and painted burial chamber
- A depiction of Apophis, the snake god of chaos, from the tomb of Rameses I
- An ancient sculpture from the Cairo Museum depicting Osiris, the ruler of the Underworld, rising with the sun
“Since the discovery of his tomb a century ago, Tutankhamun — or King Tut — has transfixed the world,” says Corey Ross, producer of Immersive King Tut. “Over the past one hundred years, the magnificent artifacts from his tomb have drawn millions of visitors eager to see first-hand the grandeur and splendor of Egypt’s most famous leader.”
Lighthouse Immersive is partnering with United Exhibits Group (UEG) and International Foundation for Fine and Decorative Arts (IFFDA) to bring this exhibition to its venues across North America. Designed by the acclaimed creative team at Cocolab in Mexico City, the project is headed by César Moheno-Pla, with original music by Edi Kistler and art direction by Renata Galindo.
Lighthouse ArtSpace Nashville is located at 4416 Ridgefield Way, Nashville. Tickets, which start at $29.99, are available now at immersive-kingtut.com.