Monday, 25 March 2019

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

At least one million people are expected to flock to an exhibition, titled "Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh," which opened in Paris. The Egyptian Ministry for Antiquities said this is the largest number of Tutankhamun artifacts ever to have left Cairo, and may never happen again.

Almost all come from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The touring show, which will open in London in November before moving on to Sydney, will help pay for the new Giza museum.
The tomb of Tutankhamun, who died aged 19 in 1324 B.C. after nine years on the throne, was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor in November 1922.

The hoard of more than 4,500 objects laid out across five rooms included thrones, statues, jewels, furniture and weapons. It is pharaonic Egypt's only mausoleum found so far with its burial artifacts intact. The death of Tutankhamun, which ended the 18th dynasty under the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom, has been a mystery. It was blamed variously on a chariot accident, illness or murder.
Tests have established that Tutankhamun's father was the pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled between 1351 and 1334 B.C.
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