On Sunday, the Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anany officially inaugurated Tutankhamen traveling exhibition at its third stop, London. After traveling through Los Angeles, the United States and Paris, France, the exhibit finally made it to the capital of the United Kingdom, and people are going crazy. More than 300,000 tickets have been sold at Saatchi’s Gallery with hundreds lining up to attend.
“The reason we are here, we are celebrating almost 100 years since the time of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun,” exhibition curator Tarek El Awady said to Reuters.
The “Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” features a total of 150 artifacts from the tomb of King Tutankhamun with more than fifty pieces traveling outside Egypt for the first time since the tomb’s discovery.
Visitors will get a chance to learn more about the rich heritage of ancient Egypt and how modern archaeology came to understand the historical context of many of the tomb’s artifacts. In addition, a number of videos providing insights about the process of mummification will be on display throughout the six-month exhibition.
“It is the first time Egypt allowed this number of artifacts to leave the country… This is the last traveling exhibition of Tutankhamun.” Continued El Awady.
The exhibition will be held at London’s Saatchi Gallery until the 3rd of May, 2019.