The fascination of the pharaoh is still operating. One million tickets have been sold for the exhibition Tutankhamun, the Pharaoh’s Treasury in Paris that could surpass a similar exhibition that had attracted 1.2 million visitors in 1967, said on Tuesday the organizers.
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Launched at the end of march at the Grande Halle de la Villette, in the north-east of the capital, the exhibition features 150 objects from the egyptian museum in Cairo and which had been found in the tomb of the young pharaoh in 1922. Gold jewelry, carvings, sculptures, ritual objects, from the treasure of Tutankhamun, with more than fifty released for the first time in Egypt, presented in the exhibition inaugurated for the occasion.
in the Face of success, it has already been extended by one week, until 22 September and specific schedules have been developed for the summer. A system of reservation of tickets had been put in place, even before the launch of the exhibition, to avoid long queues.
From Cairo to Los Angeles
Tutankhamun, the Pharaoh’s Treasury is the first part of the Cairo to Los Angeles, before arriving in Paris. After London, another step is scheduled in Sydney. The tour must be completed in 2024, with a number of other steps.
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This is the progressive transfer of the collections of the museum of Tahrir square, in Cairo, to the future national museum of Giza, near the Pyramids, which has enabled a number of remarkable objects can exceptionally leave Egypt for the last time.