Replicas of King Tut’s Royal Treasures On Display in Irving-Las Colinas This Month

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb in Egypt.

To celebrate the discovery, the Irving Public Library will display 50 reproductions of the young pharaoh’s artifacts, including a royal gold mask, alabaster vases, statues and furniture.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. It was made possible by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Cairo Museum in Egypt.

On Feb. 19 at 1 p.m., retired University of Texas at Arlington Egyptology instructor Rollin Phipps will discuss the tomb and its treasures.

The program is part of Irving’s Royal Reads, a monarchy-themed reading challenge.

The exhibit will run through Feb. 28 at the South Irving Library, 601 S. Schulze Drive.