Tutankhamun (1341 BC – 1323 BC) was one of the last kings of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty and ruled during a crucial, turmoil-filled period of Egyptian history He was only 8 years old when he began his rule and the boy king died under mysterious circumstances around age 18 or 19, in the ninth year of his reign (1323 B.C.). Only recent research discovered that he wasn‘t murdered but died because of an accident breaking his leg. His importance is due to his tomb, which uniquely was discovered almost completely intact in the Valley of the Kings-- the most complete ancient Egyptian tomb ever found
”Since the discovery of his tomb in 1922, Tutankhamun has captured the hearts of people around the world. Buried with him were treasures beyond the imagination, giving us a glittering glimpse into the past an now, Tutankhamun has returned to give a new generation the chance to learn firsthand about the life and magic of this ancient monarch.”
Step by step, visitors come closer to the treasures of Tutankhamun and the world of the mysterious Pharaoh. Each of the four galleries devoted to the boy king corresponds to the four rooms of his nearly intact tomb, where the treasures were discovered by British explorer Howard Carter in 1922. Legendary artefacts from the antechamber, the annex, the treasury and the burial chamber include Tutankhamun's golden sandals, jewellery, furniture, weaponry and statuary.
The exhibition includes the largest image of King Tut ever found -- a three- metre statue that originally may have stood at Tutankhamun's mortuary temple, and that still retains much of its original paint. There is also the canopic coffinette inlaid with gold and precious stones, one of the four that contained his mummified internal organs.
laclaire wrote on Apr 30, '08
The exhibit open in Atlanta this November. You can bet I'll be there this time!
viera7 wrote on Apr 28, '08
Welcome Fred...that history is fascinated...May be you will visited this exposition in Vienna during your holiday...and it's only 60 km from my city...
Thanks for your visit...
robbekop wrote on Apr 28, '08
Dear Viera --I have never been in Egypte --But as you know I'm very intrested in old (very ) traces of an ancient civilization !! I believe Tutankhamun was a descendant of the Atlantis civilization :-)
Thank for thos blog .
viera7 wrote on Apr 27, '08
My dear belita, I visited Egypt once, but not Cairo Museum and I must be satisfy also with an exposition in Vienna...and I can say it was amazing...
belita747 wrote on Apr 27, '08
I still remember how I found him too small when visiting the Cairo Museum... have a great sunday.
viera7 wrote on Apr 26, '08, edited on Apr 26, '08
Never mind...he's ever for all that youthful...:-) and such captivating...but I agree with you about with all my heart...