The Tutankhamun Exhibition Is Open And It’s Incredible

By Lottie Hulme |
4th January 2020

Now this is pretty awesome stuff; King Tutankhamun’s treasures have travelled out of Egypt and are currently being showcased in London’s Saatchi Gallery for the final time. Yes, yes, he is real and is, in fact, the Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (and the guy pictured most of the time when you Google Egypt). The exhibition which will run from Saturday 2nd of November 2019, until 3rd of May 2020, will feature more than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb, 60 of which will be taking their debut journey outside Egypt, which is Pharaoh enough…

Sadly not including the famous death mask that we’ve used here for purely artistic/click-bait reasons, Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition celebrates the centenary of the discovery of the tomb which was found by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon and has been a fascination ever since. The eerily intriguing display will feature Tutankhamun’s items such as a gold inlaid miniature coffin which contained the king’s liver and a wooden bed most likely made for his funeral. 

The ancient Egyptians believed that death was also a rebirth; slightly creepy when you think Tutankhamun might be keeping a watchful eye over you perusing his treasure! Anyway, through nine immersive galleries that incorporate digital content, contextual material, audio and custom soundscapes you’ll be able to grab an insight into his captivating life, as to speak his name is to make him live.

Of the exhibition, John Norman, Managing Director, Exhibitions, IMG said that “the centennial of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in history inspired [them] to create an exhibition like none before.” Well, with all that treasure, we reckon we’re going to totally dig it…

TUTANHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh tour will land in London from Saturday 2nd of November 2019, until 3rd of May 2020, at Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 4RY. Find more information here

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