Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Exhibition: Tutankhamun - His Tomb and his Treasures

Tutankhamun Manchester

Thanks to Bob Partridge for sending me the above link. An exhibtion of reconstructions of three of the chambers of the tomb of Tutankhamun which has travelled throughout Europe is now visiting Manchester, opening on the 22nd October 2010. If you're in the area a trip to Manchester could also include a visit to the Manchester Museum's excellent Egyptian collection as well as the collections at Bolton, Liverpool and Macclesfield. I guess that I'll be going to stay with my father in Chester at some time in the not too distant future! Runs til 27th Feb 2007.

Three of Tutankhamun's tomb chambers have been reconstructed true to the originals and their dimensions, so that visitors receive an authentic impression of the space. Over 1,000 replicas of the most important objects, fashioned by the best Egyptian craftsmen, can be admired there. The information about the culture and spiritual world of the ancient Egyptians - their funerary cult, their gods, their dynasties, their mysterious hieroglyphic script - has been prepared and presented with state-of-the-art multimedia technology. The centrepiece is of course Tutankhamun. Eighty-eight years after its discovery, the tomb of Tutankhamun is opened once more - and you can be there!


james said...

Hi Andi, my name is James Parr and I too will be attending this exhibition, if you are going to visit a few of the collections in the area don't forget to visit the small collection at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery as well - its well worth it!

Andie said...

Thanks James - I'll add it to the list!