Sunday, November 18, 2007

TUTANKHAMUN EXHIBITION OPENS IN LONDON


One of the most eagerly anticipated exhibitions of the year has just opened in London. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were the first visitors to see treasures and artefacts belonging to the Egyptian boy King Tutankhamun, when they went on display for the first time in 35 years. The collection is being showcased at the O2 Arena in London’s Docklands and is expected to attract many thousands of visitors. The Royal Diadem (crown) found around the head of Tutankhamun’s mummified body is being displayed along with other items, some over 3,500 years old.

British explorer Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in Luxor in 1922. When the artefacts were first displayed at the British Museum in 1972, they attracted over a million visitors.

4 comments:

Sheila said...

We once drove over 5 hours to see in the exhibition in New Orleans only to find we couldn't get tickets. Of course, New Orleans then was wonderful and we drowned our disappointment in great food. I have since seem several Egyptian exhibits but not the King.

Naomi said...

I saw an Egyptian exhibition a few years ago but not the Tutankhamun one. It was brilliant Sheila. Also one of my friends visited Egypt recently and we had fun looking through all the wonderful photos she brought back.

Janey Loree said...

Hi Naomi! Shani our PJ's International Friends Paper Doll from EGYPT would find this quite interesting!! I do too!!!

Naomi said...

I'm sure Shani would love this post Janey. Glad you like it too.