Visitors to LA are in for a rare treat with new “KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” Exhibition premiering at the California Science Center from 24 March 2018, through until early January 2019.
The exclusive exhibition, part of a World Tour, is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of the Pharaoh’s tomb.
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 artefacts 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 artefacts 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 jewellery, elaborate carvings, sculptures, and ritual antiquities. Forty percent of these artefacts 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.
The exhibition will remain in Los Angeles for nearly ten months before moving to Europe. Exhibition guests can follow King Tut as he journeys from death through the underworld to find his place in the afterlife, learning how each burial artefact was used to assist him in his life-after-death journey. Guests will also discover how their presence in the exhibition perpetuates King Tut’s immortality.