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King Tutankhamun Exhibition Will Move from Los Angeles to Paris

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King Tutankhamun Exhibition Will Move from Los Angeles to Paris

Egyptian authorities have approved the relocation of the “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” from California, USA, to France’s capital next year on Wednesday.

The interim exhibition will be displayed at La Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris on March 18, 2019 through September 30, 2019.

It currently located at the California Science Center although it is managed by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and companies Exhibitions International and IMG.

This move to display the exhibition in different countries is not only boost international tourism in Egypt, but also to promote the cultural ties between Egypt and the countries in which the exhibit will be displayed such as Japan,

“To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of discovering the tomb of the Boy King Tutankhamun, as a part of the celebration, Egypt is sending 150 masterpieces to tour all over the world. Please see them, visit them, before they return back to Egypt forever,” said Dr. Mostafa Waziry, Secretary General of the Ministry of State for Antiquities, Egypt, according to PR News.

Photo credit: CertifiKid

The exhibit collection features shrine, wooden statues of the king, items from his every day life such as his gilded bed and jewelry

The traveling exhibition previously stirred controversy as Egyptians expressed their concern that Egypt’s artifacts were not properly insured or were liable to danger. However, this is not the first traveling exhibition that the country is sending abroad.

Moreover, some 60 objects from the exhibition are traveling outside of the country for the first and last time before being housed permanently at the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM).

Tutankhamen is arguably the most famous ancient Egyptian figure known worldwide. His tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter. The king’s body and famous golden mask currently reside in the Cairo Egyptian Museum, although the Ministry of Antiquities is gradually moving his collection to the GEM.

Artifacts taken out of the tomb.
Credit: King Tut Exhibition website

There, the deceased pharaoh will also appear to museum visitors as a hologram at the central Tutankhamun exhibit as a virtual tour guide.

According to Ramy Hammady, the application designer, the pharaoh will introduce himself and show visitors his riches. The experience will require a headset, into which Hammady’s ‘Museum-Eye’ system will be integrated, and will transform the gallery into Tutankhamun’s temple.

There will be a floating user interface with options of what to look at as the pharaoh takes users on a tour of his palace.

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