To mark 94 years on the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun, the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, Cairo, is showcasing a set of artefacts from his collection. Among the artefacts is the pharaoh’s jewellery box made of gilded wood and ivory, and a set of royal scepters, as well as a statue of King Tut standing and wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt. The exhibition runs till the end of November.
The tomb of Tutankhamen (1332 – 1323BC) was discovered by the British Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922 on the west bank of the Nile at Luxor. Archaeologists believe it was probably the most significant discovery in the 20th century since the tomb was found intact, and thus contributed to a better appreciation of ancient Egypt and a better understanding of the burial customs of ancient Egyptians. The tomb included more than 1,200 artefacts among which was the famous Golden Mask.
6 November 2016