05/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

PHOTOS: King Tut's Grand Entrance In NYC

Annubis crossed the river this morning, arriving at the South Street Seaport by barge. A 25-foot statue of the Egyptian jackal-headed god is part of a returning exhibit of artifacts from King Tut's tomb.

King Tut's entourage was last seen in New York City in 1979 when the exhibit at the Met attracted 1.8 million visitors. The exhibit will be in New York City until January 2011.

Photos of the ceremony:

King Tut Returns To NYC: Annubis Crosses The River