*I was kindly invited to a preview of this exhibit*
TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh is now in London at the Saatchi Gallery.
As someone who has always been fascinated by ancient Egypt and it’s history, it’s a perfect place to spend an hour or two wandering through the exhibit, immersing yourself in the artifacts, history, lore and truth that surrounds the boy king, Tutankhamun and the story of his life, and his death, which has fascinated people throughout history.
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Some of the contents of the exhibit have never been seen before outside of Egypt and the detail and history in each piece is fascinating whether you are a lifelong history lover or someone who is just curious.
It’s well worth taking your time to walk slowly around the exhibit and use the audio guide provided, and plan to spend at least an hour and a half to give yourself time to admire the artifacts, displays and information.
Tutankhamun is a boy of much historical mystery, myth, speculation and searching and the discovery of his tomb and it’s contents by Howard Carter (although technically it was Howard Carter’s water boy that found the entrance to the tomb) caused a worldwide sensation and people have been fascinated, obsessed and interested ever since. When he died, his name and traces of him were erased from history by those who wanted to hide his story, but by finding him, and his burial site, he has become immortally famous.
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The exhibit is on tour, and is in London until May 2020, and will eventually all be returned to Egypt, where all the artifacts rightfully belong. So if you want to see part of history before it goes home, then it’s time to plan a visit.
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh presented by Viking Cruises is at the Saatchi Gallery from 2 November 2019 to 3 May 2020. For tickets, please visit: www.tutankhamun-london.