King Tut and his priceless treasure, back in Paris after 50 years!

King Tut and his priceless treasure, back in Paris after 50 years!

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The exhibition Tutankhamun,
the Treasures of the Pharaoh
is currently on display at the Grande
Halle de la Villette
through 15 September 2019. Discovered by Howard Carter
in the Valley of the Kings in 1922, the 5,338 objects uncovered in King Tut’s
tomb were the talk of the world and of the press. Before travelling to their
permanent home at the Grand Egyptian Museum, now under construction, 150
artefacts can be viewed in Paris. The age of pharaohs has always been a source
of fascination and fuel for the imagination. And the items in the exhibit have
still not revealed all their secrets. Egyptologists are still toiling to
uncover their meanings. Much work remains to be done to understand Egyptian
spirituality during this period and on the young pharaoh Tutankhamun
himself, who died at the age of 18, the last of his line. He symbolizes the end
of the reign of Akhenaten. Tut continues to intrigue us, and his mystery
persists. To take advantage of this sensational exhibition, I recommend that
you book your tickets in advance. It will take you about 40 minutes to get
there (Line 2 and then Line 5, Porte de Pantin stop). Practical information