On the small screen Indiana Jones or rather "young Indiana
Jones" may have crossed paths with famed British archaeologist
Howard Carter on his discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamen,
but its Harrison Ford that is part of the find these days. The actor
whose name is synonymous with derring-do and adventure, is lending
his voice for the narration of a new King Tut exhibit. The show
"King Tut: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" which
recently opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The exhibit has sold
almost 60,000 tickets sold to date has an introductory three-screen
video featuring Harrison Ford in full Indiana Jones mode celebrating
"This is their story," Ford intones in his best up-from-the-tomb
voice. His wake-up call is followed on cue by the opening of a
pair of inner-sanctum doors leading to the first chamber alive
with reminders of Tut's dead predecessors and a display of the
first of the exhibition's 100 or so artifacts.
So if you happen to have a hunger for history, and want to see
and hear about; as Willie Scott said; "funny little men looking
for their mommies... or rather mummies" head to Ontario and
learn about the boy king from Indiana Jones himself!
For more on the show visit the Art
Gallery of Ontario, and be sure to check out the latest IndyCast
podcast #89 to hear a sound clip of Fords' narration!
Posted by Mitchell Hallock