DENVER — Sculptures outside Denver International Airport already include a 30-foot-tall, rearing blue mustang with glowing red eyes, nicknamed "Bluecifer" by snickering locals.
Now the airport has another statue: a 26-foot tall replica of the Egyptian god of the dead.
Workers erected the seven-ton replica of Anubis on Wednesday next to the main terminal to promote an upcoming King Tut exhibit at the Denver Art Museum. The statue has promoted the exhibit in other cities too.
It's not far from the sculpture of the blue horse called "Mustang," by Luis Jimenez. The artist was killed in 2006 when a large piece of the sculpture fell on him in his studio.
Airport officials say Anubis will stay only through the summer.
Anubis, Egyptian God Of Death, Takes Up Temporary Residence Outside Denver International Airport
DENVER - As if a 30-foot tall blue horse with glowing red eyes wasn't startling enough, travelers at Denver International Airport are now being greeted by a new Behemoth.
workers erected a 26-foot tall, seven-ton replica of Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead, adjacent to the main terminal. The statue is here to promote the upcoming King Tut exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.
'God Of Dead' Statue Joins 'Bluecifer' At DIA