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Catalyst Radio: GRPM unveils Discovery of King Tut exhibit, featuring interactive media

Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum gives glimpse into what archeologists saw when uncovering King Tut’s tomb.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tut in 1922.

Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tut in 1922. /GRPM

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In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature a new exhibit that has just opened at Grand Rapids Public Museum, called “The Discovery of King Tut.” The exhibit is a re-creation of what was witnessed by those explorers who found the tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922, considered the most famous archaeological discovery in modern times. 

Making use of new media as well as of artifacts, the exhibit also presents information about the wider culture of ancient Egypt, with insights into the Egyptians’ belief in the afterlife.

In studio is producer of The Discovery of King Tut exhibit Jason Simmons, along with Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Kate Moore.



Music featured in this episode of Catalyst Radio is from Michael Smith, with the very topical song “Dead Egyptian Blues.”

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