CAIRO – 10 October 2017: To celebrate 200 years passing since the discovery of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun at the Valley of Kings in Luxor, the Ministry of Antiquities will allow free visits to the ancient Egyptian king’s chamber on Tuesday, October 17.
The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa al-Wazeery, has stated in a press release at the ministry that this is a part of the ministry’s vision of reviving tourism.
The ministry has chosen this specific chamber for free visiting invitations because it is admired by many foreign archeologists and Egyptian amateurs.
Tutankhamun was the Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty during the historical New Kingdom era or the New Empire Period. He was also named King Tut.