London Living were incredibly lucky to be invited along to the private preview of the latest Tutankhamun Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, which on display to the public until 3rd May 2020.
This is the largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to leave Egypt and celebrates the centenary of the discovery that captivated the world back in 1922 when British explorer Howard Carter unearthed the Egyptian King’s tomb.
The exhibition features more than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb which are over 3000 years old, and 60 of these are being shown for the first time outside of Egypt. If you visit the Gallery, you 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 Grand Egyptian Museum which is currently under construction.
The Tutankhamun Exhibition explores the meaning of the items found inside 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 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 also believed that death was a form of 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.
Tutankhamun has become an instant worldwide sensation, and public fascination surrounds the boy king. London is the third of 10 cities to host the exhibition and follows record-setting stops in Los Angeles and Paris.
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh is on at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY. Tickets are now on sale and you can buy yours online by visiting: www.tutankhamun-london.com . You can follow the Exhibition on Instagram by following @Tutankhamunlondon.
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