Tutankhamun at The Trafford Centre
Since its opening last year on 22 October, 100,000 visitors have seen the spectacular reconstruction of the Pharaoh's tomb and treasures. Before heading to Brussels as part of its European tour, the exhibition will be extended in Manchester an extra four final weeks until Saturday 26 March.
‘Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures’ is the enchanting, new exhibition that lets you experience first hand the moment archaeologist Howard Carter entered the treasure-laden burial chambers of Egypt’s most famous Pharaoh, Tutankhamun.
It takes you on a captivating journey through time into the lost wonders of ancient Egypt and reveals the epic story of the discovery of the forgotten tomb of the Boy King, who died under mysterious circumstances aged only 19.
Three burial chambers and the most important treasures of Tutankhamun have been authentically recreated using sketches, diary notes and photographs made by Howard Carter and exploration photographer Harry Burton.
For the first time, you can look through Carter’s eyes and experience the amazing moment of discovery for yourself.
Over 4,000 square metres of exhibition space and state-of-the-art multimedia technology bring to life the story of Tutankhamun. You'll be immersed in the fascinating cultural and spiritual world of ancient Egypt – its funerary cults, gods and mysterious hieroglyphic script.
Replicas of 1,000 burial artefacts, intended to equip the young Pharaoh on his journey to the afterlife, have been painstakingly reproduced by expert Egyptian craftsmen, including jewellery, cult objects, amulets, weapons, a stunning golden chariot, large golden shrines and the iconic death mask.
‘Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures’ has already delighted over 1,700,000 visitors across Europe. It is now open at the new ‘Museum of Museums’ next to Barton Square in The Trafford Centre.
It is open daily from 10am until 6.30pm between 22 October and 26 March 2011.
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