On a hot, dry November day in 1922, a young Englishman stared down at a flight of steps carved into the desert floor. Before him stood a door into the unknown. While his benefactor watched, Howard Carter reached out and poked a tiny opening in the upper left corner of the door. He held up a single flickering candle and let out a gasp. When asked “Can you see anything?” the young man archaeologist replied, “Yes, wonderful things!”
Life is full of ironies.
The rulers who came into power after Tutankhamun died at the tender age of 19 buried him underground in an obscure corner of the Valley of the Kings. His tomb soon became hidden by rubble from surrounding construction. Because few people knew where his tomb was, no grave robbers stole the precious metals, sparkling jewels, and precious gems that were intended to accompany Tutankhamun to the afterlife, so that when Carter uncovered the tomb in the 1920s, the treasures were still intact. The treasures he beheld were beyond his wildest dreams. Brilliant paintings and hieroglyphics flecked with gold covered the walls. Gold, silver, ebony, and lapis lazuli encrusted the sarcophagus in which he lay and the mask that covered his face.
Because of their efforts to eliminate all knowledge of his existence, the enemies of the Pharaoh known as Tutankhamun had ensured that he become one of the best known of all the Egyptian rulers.
Carter’s discovery led to a craze for Egyptian culture and architecture like few seen before or since, and spawned a series of songs, films, and even theaters based on the life and treasures of the young pharaoh. The spectacular Pantages Theater in Los Angeles is a prime example of 1920s Egyptian-style architecture, with huge golden carvings flanking the entries and hovering above the foyer.
The Boy King
From the 1920s well into the 21st century, people have remained fascinated by Tutankhamun. Comedian Steve Martin had a huge hit with his novelty song “King Tut” as recently as the 1980s.
For those who share this fascination with the Boy King, there is the Tutankhamun’s Tomb decorative ceiling tile.
These tiles are perfect for museums, classrooms, theaters, travel agencies, historical societies, or anywhere history and geography buffs gather. They also make great photo backdrops for tourists, theater goers, social studies teachers, or anyone who loves to study the lives and locales of these fascinating rulers.
Acanthus Leaf Filler
And now, to accompany these interesting tiles, there is the Acanthus Leaf Filler.
Real acanthus leaves were used throughout Egypt. They were even used to form borders for sacred temples. Elegant figures of acanthus leaves were carved into pillars, columns, and the walls of Egyptian buildings, temples, and tombs.
Intended to form an attractive border for any tile, Acanthus Leaf filler tiles will go far to enhance and carry out the Tutankhamun’s Tomb Ancient Egypt theme.
Shiny and shimmering like King Tut’s treasures, these custom tin ceiling tiles and fillers are sure to impress friends, families, and customers alike.
So whether you’re a student of history, or a teacher of it, or if you just love the 1920s look, there’s no need to hide yourself away from the world. Just spice up your environment with Tutankhamun Tomb decorative ceiling tiles and you’ll have a room that’s fit for a pharaoh!