PREVIEW: Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, Saatchi Gallery

Marking the centenary since the discovery of Tutankhamun, the Saatchi Gallery will present the largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt.

On display from the 2nd November until the 3rd May 2020, this exhibition has been produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG will stop in London ahead of visits to other cities across the world – before going on permanent display in Egypt at the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

The exhibition is set to feature over 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb, with 60 on their first journey outside Egypt, offering visitors a chance to find out more about the legend of the golden king.

This new display is set to explore  the meaning of the items in the royal tomb and the dual storyline of its discovery against all odds. The pharaohs that succeeded Tutankhamun who nearly managed to erase him from the history books. Had Howard Carter not persisted in his quest, the boy king’s legacy and treasures could have been forever lost to the sands of Egypt.

Talking about the exhibition Dr. Mostafa Waziry, Secretary General of the Ministry of State for Antiquities, Egypt said: “To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, Egypt is sending 150 masterpieces to tour all over the world. Please see them, visit them, before they return back to Egypt forever”

This display in London will be the third stop on the exhibition’s 10-city world tour following residences in Los Angeles and Paris. 

Tutankhamun:Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery from the 2nd November until the 3rd May 2020.

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