By: Sarah Amr
The largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures arrives in London next November during a tour includes 10 foreign cities.
The King Tutankhamun’s tomb was uncovered by London archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922; since 97 years in Wadi Elmelouk, west of Luxor, south Egypt.
Over 150 original artefacts from the Golden Pharaoh’s dazzling tomb go on display at Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery on 2 November. These include a gilded wooden bed, an ornate gilded shrine, Tutankhamun’s lotus-shaped wishing cup, and his gold inlaid canopic coffinette.
The united states were the first station and France was the second one, where the exhibition witnessed a great attendance with one million and 400 visitors. When it ends, the artefacts will go on permanent display at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, which will open its doors for the first time in 2020 coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.