About Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures
Ninety years after its discovery in the Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamun’s tomb is about to be revealed once again. This time in a life-sized reproduction – now relive the moment in Amsterdam!
Ninety years ago, in November of 1922, English archaeologist Howard Carter came upon the untouched tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. The tomb he uncovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings was about 3300 years old. At the Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures exhibition, you’ll get to experience this amazing discovery just as Howard Carter did and relive one of the most sensational moments in archaeological history.
Tutankhamun continues to fascinate us. His golden mask is one of the most iconic images in human history. His mysterious early death, his legendary treasures and the famed “curse of the pharaohs” inspire our imaginations.
(De Tijd, 2011)
A groundbreaking exhibition
Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures lets visitors experience world history and the history of Ancient Egypt in a way that’s never been done before. The exhibition displays a one-of-a-kind reproduction of the chambers found in the burial tomb revealing the marvellous treasures in the form of perfect replicas of the original artefacts. Showcasing over 1000 objects carefully reproduced under scientific supervision in close to 3,000 m2 of premium exhibition space, Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures is the most complete exhibition of its kind ever, including previous exhibitions of the original artefacts.
(Het Nieuwsblad, 2011)
Splendour of Ancient Egypt revealed
The exhibition reveals a sumptuous display of jewels, amulets, cases, chairs, weapons, a sensational golden chariot, enormous gilded coffins, sarcophagi and, of course, the Boy King’s famous death mask. In addition, it features multimedia presentations using the latest technology so you can learn about the cultural and religious world of Ancient Egypt; its funeral rites, mythology, dynasties and hieroglyphics. It’s a stunning display of treasures allowing you to experience the thrill of the explorer as the splendour of Ancient Egypt is revealed right before your very eyes.
The original historic artefacts exhibited at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo are too fragile for transport. Exhibiting replicas allows this precious piece of world heritage to be preserved intact for future generations. This unique and educational exhibition was not designed to replace the presentation of the original artefacts. Its aim is to complement these priceless treasures by giving visitors the new and unique experience of seeing King Tut’s burial tomb and its indescribable treasures just as they were at the moment of discovery. Now, visitors can relive that magic moment of discovery as if they were coming upon the artefacts themselves. Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures is an unforgettable adventure for visitors of all ages.