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EGYPT EXHIBITION

THE EXHIBITION

Tutankhamun is now primarily world famous for his tomb, which remained nearly untouched for thousands of years. The person of the boy Pharaoh is clouded in secrecy: Why did he die so young at only 18 or 19 years of age? Was he perhaps even murdered? What happened to those that dared to disturb the eternal piece of the king? These kinds of questions have fired people’s imagination around the whole world since the discovery of his tomb.

The British archaeologist Howard Carter made a sensational discovery after seven years of unsuccessful searching. The discovery of the tomb caused “Egyptomania” and triggered a wave of new research.

Today, the treasures of the tomb are admired by hundreds of people every day in various galleries of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Only very few pieces can be shown outside of Egypt because of their inestimable value for reasons of conservation and safety considerations.

The special exhibition “Tutankhamun” offers fascinating replicas of selected originals that are true in every detail; among these are the golden coffins and shrines of the Pharaoh, his magnificent gold mask, the throne and other precious furniture. Another highlight is the world famous bust of Nefertiti, who according to latest research was probably Tutankhamun’s mother. Together with further large architectural elements, the special show conveys a lively and vivid picture of the ancient Egypt. Experts will inform you about the latest research around the theme of Egypt and offer exciting guided tours through the exhibition.