Tutankhamun Exhibition breaks record in Paris


Mon, 23 Sep 2019 - 11:59 GMT

FILE - The Golden King

FILE - The Golden King

CAIRO - 23 September 2019: The exhibition "Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" came to an end in Paris on the evening of Sept. 22, breaking the record in the history of cultural exhibitions in France.

The exhibition was visited by 1,423,170 visitors in the past six months since it was opened by the Minister of Antiquities on March 23, 2019 at the Grand Hall de la Villette.
Calcite Stopper for Northwest Canopic Jar, King’s Head

The Minister of Antiquities explained that in 1967, when France hosted the Tutankhamun exhibition for the first time, it attracted 1,240,975 visitors.

Today, 52 years later, the Golden King's exhibition attracted more than 1.4 million visitors, which indicates how passionate the French people and visitors of France are towards the ancient Egyptian civilization.
Wooden Traveling Chest of Tutankhamun with Gilded Knobs, Ebony and Ivory Inlay

In addition, Anani stated that despite the success of the exhibitions, they allowed the French people and visitors of France to see only a small and simple portion of the treasures of the Golden King and the ancient civilization of Egypt.

The Minister of Antiquities affirmed that this exhibition is an invitation to attract and encourage millions of enthusiastic visitors to Egypt, to see and enjoy its great and unique civilization, discovering thousands of pieces of the treasures of the Golden King and to visit and enjoy watching many archaeological areas and distinctive museums throughout Egypt.

It is worth mentioning that the exhibition "Tutankhamun: The treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" included 150 artifacts from the collections of the young king, including a number of gilt ushabti statues, wooden boxes, canopic pots, a gilded wooden Ka statue and alabaster pots.



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