Visitors go on a captivating journey through time into the lost wonders of ancient Egypt which reveals the epic story of the discovery of the forgotten tomb of the ‘Boy King’ who died under mysterious circumstances aged only 19.
Tutankhamun was nine years old when he became pharaoh and reigned for approximately ten years. He was one of the few kings worshiped as a god and honoured with a cult-like following in his own lifetime.
With the assistance of leading Egyptologists and using sketches and diary notes made by Howard Carter and original photographs taken by exploration photographer Harry Burton, three burial chambers and an extensive collection of the most important treasures of Tutankhamun have been authentically recreated for audiences all around the world.
The Tutankhamun exhibition breaks new ground in the presentation of cultural history, in general and with ancient Egypt in particular. His tomb in the Valley of the Kings was discovered by Carter almost completely intact and is the most complete ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found.
For the first time, Irish audiences will have the opportunity to look through Carter’s eyes and experience the moment of discovery for themselves.
Replicas of over a thousand burial artefacts have been painstakingly reproduced to scale by expert Egyptian craftsmen and can be viewed in the recreated burial chambers and in an extensive and detailed display.
These include jewellery, cult objects, amulets, coffers, chests, chairs, weapons, a stunning golden chariot, large golden shrines and the iconic death mask; a rare sight not seen since the original mask was displayed at the British Museum in 1972.
This fantastic exhibition has already delighted over a million visitors across Europe and will open in Dublin on the 17th of February at the RDS.
Tickets are on sale now and available from €16 online from Ticketmaster and the venue Box Office at the RDS from 10am to 7pm daily.
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