Travel: 10 Great Reasons to Visit the Tutankhamun Exhibition; THE Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition Has Opened in the O2 Arena in London and Will Run until August 30. Laura Wright Discovered the Secrets of the Egyptian King

South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales), April 5, 2008 | Go to article overview

Travel: 10 Great Reasons to Visit the Tutankhamun Exhibition; THE Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition Has Opened in the O2 Arena in London and Will Run until August 30. Laura Wright Discovered the Secrets of the Egyptian King


Byline: Laura Wright

1. LEARN ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS KING

THE exhibition tells the fascinating story of Tutankhamun with artefacts excavated from his tomb.

Tutankhamun was one of the last kings of Egypt's 18th Dynasty and ruled during a crucial, turmoil-filled period of ancient Egyptian history.

The boy king was the son of Akhenaten, a pharaoh who was declared a heretic because he introduced a new religion.

Tutankhamun was worshipped because he restored the old religion and rebuilt old temples but he died mysteriously around the age of 18 in the ninth year of his reign in 1323BC.

Some believe he was murdered. An X-ray taken in 1968 revealed damage to his skull which could have been caused by a fall, a blow to the head or during mummification.

2. AMAZING DISCOVERY

Tutankhamun's tomb laid undisturbed for 3,300 years and hope of finding it was almost lost until it was discovered by Howard Carter in November 1922.

As well as original artefacts, the innovative exhibition also features National Geographic images and film footage about the gold age of the pharaohs and three-dimensional CT scan images of Tutankhamun.

Although the vast collection of treasures found in his tomb have been removed, his mummified remains still lie in a stone sarcophagus in his burial chamber.

3. ELEVEN MAGICAL GALLERIES

The Egyptian artefacts are presented in 11 galleries with background about the social and political backdrop of the time in which their owners lived and ruled.

Each focuses on a theme such as Daily Life in Ancient Egypt, Traditional Religion, Death, Burial and the Afterlife and builds to the final galleries where King Tutankhamun's treasures reside.

Visitors will be guided around the exhibition in the heart of the O2 Arena with an audio guide in a choice of languages.

4. LONG-AWAITED RETURN

The last time the treasures of Tutankhamun visited the UK was more than 35 years ago. In the 1970s, the exhibition attracted 1.6 million visitors with some people waiting for more than eight hours to get in to see the exhibits in London.

It was such a success that all London exhibitions since are measured against it.

5. BIGGER AND BETTER

The original Tutankhamun Exhibition had only 50 exhibits when it visited London in the 1970s. This time round, the exhibition boasts more than 150 items on showmeaning that it is three times bigger and better.

All of the treasures in the exhibit are between 3,000 to 3,500 years old and there are more than 50 major items excavated from Tutankhamun's tomb.

6. FA MILYAFFAIR

Visitors are told the story of Tutankhamun and the treasures he was buried with, which gives a rare glimpse into the mystical ancient Egyptian past. But on this visit to London, King Tut also brings his family.

Arte facts from Tutankhamun's ancestors include statues, a coffin, a death mask, figurines and vessels. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Travel: 10 Great Reasons to Visit the Tutankhamun Exhibition; THE Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition Has Opened in the O2 Arena in London and Will Run until August 30. Laura Wright Discovered the Secrets of the Egyptian King
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.