Final world tour comes to Saatchi Gallery in London
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 closing 3 May 2020.
TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh presented by Viking Cruises features more than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb, with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt.
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.
The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when, in 1922 his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon. An instant worldwide sensation, public fascination surrounding the boy king – and the only Ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found intact – has continued for decades, with exhibitions in 1972 and 2007 drawing record crowds of well over one million visitors in London.
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 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. Follow Tutankhamun’s passage into everlasting life through nine immersive galleries that incorporate digital content, contextual material, audio and custom soundscapes. Discover how his funerary objects were used on the perilous journey as you explore his life, and become part of perpetuating the Pharaoh’s immortality: to speak his name is to make him live.
The London engagement will be the third stop on the exhibition’s 10-city world tour following residences in Los Angeles and Paris. At the conclusion of the tour, the artefacts will go on permanent display at the Grand Egyptian Museum, which is supported by exhibition proceeds.
Groups: Tickets for groups of 10 or more are now available. To book group tickets contact Ticketmaster Group Sales at 0844 844 2121
Tickets will be available on timed entry basis.
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