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Tutankhamun: Treasures Of The Golden Pharaoh

 

Saatchi Gallery

Duke Of York's HQ, King's Road, London, SW3 4RY

Transport: Tube: Sloane Square; Rail: Victoria

Website: www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

Times: From Nov 2, Mon-Sun 10am-6pm, last adm 5.30pm, closed Dec 25, Mar 19-Apr 30, ends May 3

Price: £16.50-£28.50

Start Date: Sat 2nd November 2019

End Date: Sun 3rd May 2020


Artefacts from the young Pharaoh's tomb that proved to be a treasure trove.

More than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamen's treasure trove of a tomb, with 60 items on their first journey outside Egypt.

Commemorating the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world, the largest collection of King Tutankhamun's treasures ever to travel out of Egypt will open at the Saatchi Gallery in London for a limited run beginning Saturday 2 November 2019, and until 3 May 2020. Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, and presented in London by Viking Cruises, the Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh world tour features more than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb, with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt. Visitors can discover the legend of the golden king before the historic treasures return to Cairo to be permanently housed with Tutankhamun's full collection at the new Grand Egyptian Museum. Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh explores the meaning of the items in the royal tomb and the dual storyline of its discovery against all odds. The pharaohs that succeeded Tutankhamun nearly managed to erase him from the history books. Had British explorer Howard Carter not persisted in his quest, the boy king's legacy and treasures could have been forever lost to the sands of Egypt. The ancient Egyptians believed that death was also a rebirth. Through nine immersive galleries that incorporate digital content, contextual material, audio and custom soundscapes, visitors will follow Tutankhamun's passage into everlasting life, discovering how his funerary objects were used on the perilous journey. As they explore his life, visitors will become part of perpetuating the Pharaoh's immortality: to speak his name is to make him live. Unlike past tours, Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh is exclusively focused on interpreting the significance and meaning of the king's burial items.