‘King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh’ exhibit to be displayed in France



Wed, 05 Sep 2018 - 02:02 GMT


Wed, 05 Sep 2018 - 02:02 GMT



CAIRO – 5 September 2018: The Cabinet approved on Thursday the transfer of the temporary exhibition “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” from the California Science Center to be displayed at the grand Lafayette Hall in Paris, France, from March 18, 2019, to Sept. 30, 2019.

This move aims to promote the cultural ties between Egypt and the world, while also boosting international tourism in Egypt.

Artifacts from King Tutankhamun’s tomb have been shown at an exhibit since March 24, 2018. The exhibit’s date has coincided with the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

The most famous ancient Egyptian king’s tomb was discovered in 1922; more than 3,000 years after his death.

The 150-artifact collection exhibited at the California Science Center is entitled "King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh,” and it is the biggest collection of artifacts from King Tutankhamun’s tomb to be shown outside of Egypt.

The artifacts will be displayed for 10 months after which they will be transferred to Europe to be shown there in January 2019.

Around 60 artifacts are leaving Egypt for the first and last time before being permanently displayed at the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Tutankhamun was born in the 18th dynasty around 1341 B.C. and was the 12th pharaoh of that period. Tutankhamun did not accomplish much himself; he was placed on the throne when he was a small child, and Egypt’s prosperous era was beginning to decline with the rise of Pharaoh Akhenaten and his new cult.



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