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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs is a traveling exhibition showing the artifacts from Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb as well as items from other ancient Egyptian Pharaohs’ tombs. The exhibition was launched in 2005, by Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, together with Arts and Exhibitions International and the National Geographic Society.


Exhibition overview

The initial American leg of the exhibition attracted estimated three million visitors, and was displayed in the following venues:

From November 15, 2007 to August 31, 2008 the exhibition was shown in The O2, London. It then stayed for an eight-month stint in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Museum of Art (October 2008-May 2009) then began a nine-month stint at the De Young Museum in San Francisco in June 2009.

Artifacts on display

“Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” is displaying real items excavated from tombs of ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. From 130 authentic artifacts presented, 50 were found specifically during the excavations of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The remainder of the items were taken from other royal graves of the 18th Dynasty (dating 1555 BCE to 1305 BCE) spanning Pharaohs Amenhotep II, Amenhotep III and Thutmose IV, among others. Neither the popular death mask from The Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibit, nor Tut's mummy, are part of the exhibit; the Egyptian Government has determined that these artifacts are too fragile to withstand travel, and thus they will permanently remain in Egypt.

The last time items from Tutankhamun’s tomb were displayed was The Treasures of Tutankhamun shown in London, USA and Egypt during the years 1972 to 1979.


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