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|Tutankhamun Returns to London|
- Dome the venue for Pharaoh's reincarnation
IT'S BEEN 35 years since he was last seen in London and about 3,330 since last seen anywhere alive, but child-Pharaoh Tutankhamun is set for a comeback this autumn in an Ancient Egypt exhibition at the Millennium Dome, now to be called the O2.
"This will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the remains of the Pharaoh's tomb," said a spokesperson for the upcoming exhibition. "The aim is to make it even more visually stimulating than what people witnessed in 1972."
That 1972 event at the British Museum still holds the record for visitors to an exhibition in this country, with 1.7 million people queuing, often for hours, to catch a glimpse of the extraordinary treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb.
Organisers hope this year's show, set to feature many more exhibits than the 1972 version, will break that record. It opens on 15 November. The revamped O2/Dome, now to be a general events centre for sport, music and culture, is reincarnated in July.
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