Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun

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Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, Chelsea, London

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Dates & Time:
2nd November 2019 to 3rd May 2020
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
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Admission fee applies. See saatchigallery.com

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This important new exhibition will celebrate the centenary of Howard Carter's amazing discovery of Tutankhamun's undisturbed tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

This will be the largest collection of Tutankhamun's treasures ever to travel out of Egypt, and your last chance to see some of the world's greatest archaeological treasures before they're put on permanent display inside the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Tutankhamun became an overnight sensation in 1922 when his tomb was unearthed by the British archaeologist Howard Carter. It was the only Ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found intact, despite the following Pharaohs concerted efforts to erase the boy king from history.

The previous London exhibitions in 1972 and 2007 only contained 55 items, but this new one will feature more than 150 artefacts -- sixty of which will be making their very-first journey outside Egypt.

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will be made up of nine immersive galleries that incorporate digital content, contextual material, audio and custom soundscapes to explore both the religious meaning of the items and the story behind their amazing discovery. Visitors will be able to see how the funerary objects were meant to help Tutankhamun pass into immortality, and in a way they did -- because all these years later he's the most famous Pharaoh of all.

 

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