Presented by the ministry of Egyptian antiquities at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, France is an exhibition dedicated to King Tutankhamen. From March 23rd to September 15th the exhibition will display more than 150 original objects that were discovered in the tomb of one of the most famous pharaohs. More than 50 of these artifacts will travel out of Egypt for the first and the last time. Visit to discover the personal belongings of a young sovereign.
The Egyptian Council of Antiquities in partnership with the Louvre are responsible for curating the exhibition. It is immersive and brings together 150 original items coming straight from the tomb of King Tutankhamen. The exhibition is an invitation to travel, discover, and explore hidden treasures.
The tomb and the treasures inside were discovered by British archeologist Howard Carter on 4th November 1922. Howard described the discovery as follows, “as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues and gold – everywhere the glint of gold.”
For ancient Egyptians, death was seen as the beginning of a new life. But this was only possible if the body was preserved with the correct rites. These rites include being buried with funeral items to accompany in the dangerous journey. Whatever the case, these items being displayed in Paris for 6 months keep alive the pharaoh’s memory and his immortality.