Tutankhamun - His Tomb and His Treasures in Zurich
The exhibition ‘Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures’ is the reproduction of the burial treasure in its original archaeological context. It provides an insight into the historically unique discovery of the Pharaoh’s tomb in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings 97 years ago. The exhibition has been seen by more than six and a half million visitors in whole Europe and the US.
According to his records, the British archaeologist Howard Carter exclaimed, “I see wonderful things!” on 26 November 1922 as he pushed a candle through a hole in the antechamber of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, who died more than 3,000 years ago. After five years of painstaking and initially fruitless excavation work in the Valley of the Kings, and shortly before the abandonment of the dig, the British archaeologist made a discovery that remains unparalleled to this day: a virtually intact pharaonic tomb with all its treasures.
Almost 100 years after this sensational find, the exhibition ‘Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures’ brings this historic moment and the story of the burial treasure’s discovery to life in a unique way. With 1,000 objects, graphics, movies and an audio guide, the monumental complete context is presented in an educational, exciting and entertaining manner. Six and a half million visitors have seen the exhibition so far in cities ranging from New York to Munich, Dublin, Brussels, Paris and Seoul.
July 10 - November 1, 2020
Tutankhamun: His Tomb and his Treasures
Zurich, MAAG Halle 622