TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh opens Saturday

Wooden Guardian Statue of the Ka of the King Wearing the Nemes Headcloth - CREDIT IMG
Wooden Guardian Statue of the Ka of the King Wearing the Nemes Headcloth – IMG

Following its showing in Paris where it became France’s most attended exhibition of all time with over 1.4 million visitors, organisers of TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh presented by Viking Cruises have extended hours for the opening weeks of the upcoming London exhibit due to high demand and sell-outs.

Gilded Wooden Jackal-Headed Figure of Duamutef ‘Laboratoriorosso, Viterbo, Italy’
Gilded Wooden Jackal-Headed Figure of Duamutef Laboratoriorosso, Viterbo, Italy

Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, the exhibition will run from 2 November 2019 – 3 May 2020 at Saatchi Gallery. Visitors will explore the life of King Tutankhamun and the storied discovery that captivated the world, through more than 150 authentic pieces from the tomb – three times the quantity that has travelled in previous exhibitions – more than 60 of which are travelling outside of Egypt for the first time. At the conclusion of the tour, the artefacts will go on permanent display at the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Gold Inlaid Canopic Coffinette of Tutankhamun Dedicated to Imseti and Isis - CREDIT IMG
Gold Inlaid Canopic Coffinette of Tutankhamun Dedicated to Imseti and Isis – IMG

Extended morning and evening session tickets now on sale for November and December 2019 dates include:
Extended Hours: –Wednesday & Sunday: 9.00am – last entry 5.30pm Thursday and Friday: 9.00am – last entry 8.30pm Saturday: 9.00am – last entry 7.30pm
TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh presented by Viking Cruises
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4RY
Saturday 2nd November 2019 – Sunday 3rd May 2020 tutankhamun-london.com

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