In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s famous tomb, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Exhibitions International, and IMG are presenting KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh.
The ten-city international exhibition tour will premiere at the California Science Center in Los Angeles on March 24, 2018, before moving to Europe. More than 150 artifacts from the ancient Egyptian king’s resting place will be on display with 40% of the items leaving Egypt for the first and last time.
“Some stories are everlasting, and that is the case with the legend of King Tut,” says President of Exhibitions International John Norman. “For this new exhibition, we have curated an extraordinary collection of treasures from King Tut’s tomb and given this historical discovery a timely new dimension. Visitors will be truly immersed in a modern presentation like no other.”
The audio-guided King Tut exhibit will feature nine experiential galleries as well as an array of 3D visuals, digital content, 360-degree theatrical manifestations, custom soundscapes, and more.
“This new visual and sensory experience brings his story to life with objects that have never been displayed outside of Egypt, illustrating its incredible history and impact for an international audience like never before,” says archaeologist Zahi Hawass. “KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh is a monumental achievement for the preservation of ancient Egyptian history and King Tutankhamun’s place in it – his legacy will live forever within the Grand Egyptian Museum as well as in the hearts of people all over the world.”
General tickets will go on sale mid-January 2018 with pre-registration now available through January 8. American Express Card Members will have exclusive access to pre-sale tickets and special ticket packages from November 30 – December 10 at www.tutpresale.com.
“We are thrilled to be sponsoring the KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition and providing our Card Members with an opportunity to be among the first to get access to what will certainly be a one-of-a-kind collection and unforgettable experience,” said Josh McKay, Vice President and General Manager of Global Benefits and Services, American Express.
Check out photos of artifacts from the upcoming KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition below.