To celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the Pharaohs’ most famous tomb, the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris is hosting the exhibition ‘Tutankhamun: Treasure of the Pharaohs’ from 23 March– 15 September 2019. Grab your chance to discover all the wonders found in the tomb of the young sovereign.
Paris welcomes Tutankhamun with great pomp! This is the chance for visitors to the French capital to admire some 150 pieces found in the tomb, 50 of which have never left Egypt.
The statue of god Amon protecting Tutankhamun, from the Louvre collection
Note that the statue of god Amon protecting Tutankhamun, from the Louvre collection, will be displayed at La Villette for this exhibition. Among the exceptional pieces are ritual objects, jewels and sculptures, which accompanied the sovereign during his life and at his death.
One of the greatest archaeological discoveries
In ancient Egypt, death is also rebirth – this is what the exhibition’s immersive journey attempts to convey. Using high-quality scientific support, visitors learn the function of these funerary objects as well as the ritual significance associated with them. The exhibition also charts the history of one of the greatest archeological discoveries of all time, accessible to all ages.
In the shadow of the Valley of the Kings
On 4 November 1922, the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered in the Valley of the Kings on the bank of the Nile opposite Luxor, Egypt. The discovery, by British archaeologist Howard Carter, was an unprecedented stroke of luck for humanity. Victim of Damnatio Memoriae (i.e. condemned post-mortem to oblivion by his opponents vying for the throne), the young Tutankhamun could have stayed in the shadow of the Valley of Kings... and yet, ironically, he is now the star of the international museums that host the exhibition, starting with the Grande Halle de la Villette.
“Tutankhamun: Treasure of the Pharaohs” is an opportunity for a new encounter with one of the greatest treasures of humanity. Enjoy this essential exhibition at the Villette from 23 March– 15 September, after which the treasures of Tutankhamun will take up their final resting place in Cairo.