Where can you go to see a King Tut’s exhibit, dinosaurs, and ancient masks of Africa? The answer is Cathedral City. CCTV Host Conrad Angel Corral interviews Chief Curator Alberto Acosta about the new “Museum of Ancient Wonders” that has recently opened at the northeast corner of Highway 111 and Date Palm Drive, next to Big Lots.
The museum offers a dazzling collection of reproductions of Tutankhamun’s legendary treasures recreates the richest archaeological find of all time. It includes 124 replicas of the pharaoh’s sacred and personal possessions (including his magnificent state chariot, golden shrines, beds, thrones, jewelry, spectacular funerary mask, mummy case, and royal mummy) along with associated artifacts from the period surrounding Tutankhamun’s reign reconstruct both the historic discovery of the tomb by Howard Carter and the life and times of Egypt’s celebrated boy king. This classic exhibition vividly brings to life the enigmatic opulent age of 18th Dynasty Egypt.
Gathered from more than 30 museums world wide, the collection includes fully-mounted dinosaurs, skulls, teeth, claws and eggs displayed in geological, chronological order to illustrate the awesome story of the evolution of dinosaurs to their ultimate extinction.
Faces of Africa
As you enter the museum, you are able to view 38 authentic reproductions, which include ancient masks, murals, and sculptures that celebrate 3,500 years of African tribal art and traditions. From Ancient Nok heads to spectacular masks of Dogon dances and contemporary South African murals, the popular faces of Africa is an intimate and mystical view of tribal heritage.
To learn more about the “Museum of Ancient Wonders”, go to https://www.moaw.org for hours, location, and tickets.