Another first for South Africa and the continent, TUTANKHAMUN – HIS TOMB AND HIS TREASURES gives visitors the unique opportunity to experience the treasures of King Tut’s tomb at their moment of discovery. This amazing adventure begins with a multimedia presentation illustrating the fascinating story behind the exploration and excavation by British archaeologist, Howard Carter, the history of Tutankhamun, and the culture of ancient Egypt.
Seen by over five million people worldwide, the exhibition has faithfully reconstructed the tomb of Tutankhamun to scale, presenting a realistic impression of the overwhelming opulence of the treasures intended to serve the famous young pharaoh on his magical journey to the Underworld. There are over 1,000 exquisitely reconstructed burial treasures produced by the finest Egyptian craftsmen under scientific supervision. These exact replicas coupled with state-of-the art technology and video material provide a vivid illustration of the culture and spiritual world of the ancient Egyptians.
Great World Exhibitions launched TUTANKHAMUN in Johannesburg on 2 December 2014. We then brought the exhibition to Cape Town in June 2015, where it showed until 27 September 2015. Visit www.tut-exhibition.com for details.