Journey to another worldBottom Highlights, Scene Out Thursday, December 18th, 2014
Social Chaos: Scene Out
For a limited time, San Diegans can go on a journey to the world of ancient Egypt at the West Coast premiere of The Discovery of King Tut at The San Diego Natural History Museum. Visitors get to experience Tutankhamun’s tomb exactly how British archeologist Howard Carter discovered it in 1922. Also referred to as the “boy-king”, King Tut ruled Egypt for 10 years until his death at the age of 19.
When you arrive you’ll be provided a handheld audio guide and after viewing the first few pieces, ushered to a small room to watch a short film about the excavation. Once it’s over you are lead to discover the tomb’s three primary chambers arranged exactly how they had been found. The narrator provides a brief history about the materials, symbolism, beliefs and funerary processes represented within each tomb. After, you enter another room where you can explore the artifacts up close and personal at your own pace. You’ll then proceed to the second floor to finish the exhibit.
The exhibition features more than 1,000 scientifically produced replicas hand-crafted by Egyptian artisans. Many of the original pieces are no longer allowed to leave Egypt. Once immersed in the stories of Carter, King Tut and the people of Egypt you won’t even remember that they’re not the originals. Key pieces include internationally famous, “The Golden Mask” used to cover his mummified face and “The Golden Throne”, commissioned the year Tutankhamun became king. The exhibit ends April 26, 2015.
Tickets are on sale to the general public at http://www.sdnhm.org/kingtut/
7th annual Hillcrest Community Potluck
The Hillcrest History Guild (HHG) and Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) hosted the 7th annual Community Potluck at the Joyce Beers Community Center Tuesday, Dec. 9. HHG planned the first Holiday Potluck in 2007 as part of a year-long celebration to honor the Hillcrest’s centennial birthday. Members of the community brought side dishes to share in addition to turkey provided by UCSD Health and sides by Scripps Health. Local businesses also pitched in including Bread and Cie, Mo’s Universe and Snooze.
Guests learned about the Save Our Heritage Organization and saw a presentation about one of San Diego’s greatest philanthropists, George Marston, and the history of Marston House. A L.I.O.N. (Let’s Improve Our Neighborhood) award was given to Rob Linton, The Beach Builder, for the historical remodels that were done on two houses at the corner of Third and Brookes. In between presentations and speakers from the community including Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and City Councilman Todd Gloria, guests answered historical Hillcrest questions to win prizes such as gift certificates to Mo’s and Crest Café. Officer David Surwilo also spoke and answered questions about crime rates. Did you know car thefts are up because people forget to lock their doors? Don’t trust your keyless remote, make sure to double check.
Hillcrest Town Council meets at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday of the month at the Joyce Beers Community Center, located on Vermont Street.
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