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Tutankhamun, the treasure of the Pharaoh - FULL

90 min visit

Paris
Grande Halle of La Villette
23 Mar → 22 Sep 2019
Tue to Thu from 12 am to 7 pm. Fri to Sun from 10 am to 8 pm. Closed Mon.

« A unique opportunity to see World Heritage masterpieces! »

"When my eyes got used to the light, the details of the room slowly emerged from the gloomy, strange animals, statues and gold, everywhere the flicker of gold." Howard Carter On November 4, 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter made an extraordinary discovery in the Valley of the Kings: the tomb of Tutankhamun, Pharaoh of the XVIII Egyptian Dynasty, in the 14th century BC. The exhibition "Tutankhamun, the treasure of the Pharaoh" celebrates the centenary of the discovery of the royal tomb by bringing together exceptional masterpieces. Fifty years after "the exhibition of the century" - which had gathered more than 1.2 million visitors in 1967 in Paris - it is a unique opportunity to rediscover the history of the most famous Pharaohs before the permanent installation of the artifacts within the new Egyptian Grand Museum currently under construction. Presented by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities at the Grande Halle de la Villette, this immersive exhibition unveil more than 150 original objects from the tomb. More than 50 pieces from this collection travel for the first and last time out of Egypt. Come discover many personal belongings of the young sovereign who accompanied him in the two worlds that are life and death. For his Parisian stopover, the statue "The Amon god protecting Toutânkhamon", from the collections of the Louvre, is invited into the scenography.

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