LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A new chapter of ancient Egyptian history will be unearthed to the world with the debut of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, an extraordinary and exclusive exhibition celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of his tomb.
The Wooden Guardian Statue of the King is one of the more than 150 treasures that will tour the world as part of the newly announced exhibition “KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh.” (c) Laboratoriorosso, Viterbo/Italy The Gold Inlaid Canopic Coffinette of Tutankhamun is one of the more than 150 treasures that will tour the world as part of the newly announced exhibition “KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh.” (c) Laboratoriorosso, Viterbo/Italy
Presented by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Exhibitions International, IMG and the California Science Center, the new immersive exhibition will display more than 150 real artifacts from Tutankhamun’s (also known as King Tut) tomb. The ten-city international exhibition tour will debut in Los Angeles on March 24, 2018 and be on view through early January 2019 at the California Science Center, proudly sponsored by American Express.
The exhibition’s curated collection represents the largest assembly of artifacts and gold from Tutankhamun’s tomb ever on public display outside of Egypt, which has historically been limited to approximately 50 items. On display will be many items the Boy King himself used in life and in death, including: golden jewelry, elaborate carvings, sculptures, and ritual antiquities. Forty percent of these artifacts will be leaving Egypt for the first and last time before returning for permanent display at the new Grand Egyptian Museum currently under construction.
“To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of discovering the tomb of the Boy King Tutankhamun, as a part of the celebration, Egypt is sending 150 masterpieces to tour all over the world…Please see them, visit them, before they return back to Egypt forever,” said Dr. Mostafa Waziry, Secretary General of the Ministry of State for Antiquities, Egypt.
Regarding the exhibition’s debut, California Science Center President Jeff Rudolph says, “We are pleased to host the world premiere of KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. Its ornate artifacts and multimedia displays will stimulate interest in the many sciences related to archaeology. Guests will also learn how the scientific analysis of