The Treasures of Tutankhamon on Display at the Saatchi Gallery

The Treasures of Tutankhamon on Display at the Saatchi Gallery
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From the year of its discovery in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, the tomb of Tutankhamon captured the attention of the world. The exhibition Tutankhamon: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh offers over 150 original objects from the tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh. It is the last chance to admire 60 of these treasures which are traveling outside Egypt before returning to become part of the permanent collection of the Grand Egyptian Museum, currently under construction in Giza. The exhibition, on display at the Saatchi Gallery allows one to discover the most famous Pharaoh and the personal effects that accompanied him during his voyage to eternal life. Not to be missed is the inlaid chest, used to conserve the liver of Tutankhamon, the small reliquary in golden wood with decorations that depict the royal couple in an intimate scene and the ceremonial bed which was probably created for the funeral of the Pharaoh. The divinity sculpted on the headrest of the bed was to protect him from the forces of darkness.
Samantha De Martin - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London