King Tut Museum in Paris Breaks Attendance Records for French Exhibitions

Earlier this year, Tutankhamun “Pharaoh’s Treasures” exhibition opened its doors at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, to promote Egypt’s history and monuments.

The exhibition is part of a worldwide tour that includes 10 countries, after which it will be permanently displayed in the Egyptian Grand Museum.


The exhibition holds pieces of antiques that belong to the king; such as 150 gold coins, an assortment of his golden jewelry, sculptured objects, and gold carvings, like coffins with lion feet. In addition to statues of Oshabti denomination, wooden boxes, Canopian utensils, the statue of wooden Ka art and pots of Alabaster.

During the opening week, it was reported that over 200,000 tickets were sold with 5,000 people lining up at the entrance of Science City Lafillit during the first hour of opening.

The La Villette hall in northeast Paris has sold more than 1.3 million tickets for Tutankhamun “Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” – organisers said on Tuesday.


The show has officially broke attendance records for every French exhibition ever held. According to France 24, King Tut previously broke another record at a French art exhibition in 1967 show, at the Petit Palais in Paris that attracted 1.2 million visitors. Nothing beats the wonders of ancient Egypt.

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