Tutankhamun Exhibition times extended

Gilded wooden jackal-headed figure at the Tutankhamun exhibition
Gilded wooden jackal-headed figure of Duamutef. Credit: Laboratoriorosso, Viterbo, Italy

The Tutankhamun exhibition set to take place at Saatchi Gallery in London, starting on November 2, will have extended hours due to the high demand for tickets.

Following its showing in Paris where it became France’s most attended exhibition of all time with over 1.4 million visitors, organisers of TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh have extended hours for the exhibition’s opening weeks.

Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, the exhibition will run from November 2 to May 3, 2020, at Saatchi Gallery.

Visitors will be able to explore the life of King Tutankhamun and learn more about the celebrated discovery of his tomb through the collection of over 150 authentic pieces – three times the quantity that has travelled in previous exhibitions, and more than 60 of which are travelling outside of Egypt for the first time.

Alongside the extended hours, the exhibition will also host a programme of ‘lates’, which will give visitors an opportunity to explore the exhibition after dark, with music and drinks.

At the conclusion of the exhibition’s tour, the artefacts will go on permanent display at the Grand Egyptian Museum.

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh presented by Viking Cruises opens at the Saatchi Gallery on November 2. Tickets on-sale now at www.tutankhamun-london.com

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