King Tut has come to Paris, and he has brought all of his treasures with him. Visitors staying at the Hotel de la Tour Maubourg can find him at the Paris Expo Center at Porte de Versailles, right on line 12 of the metro. The exhibition, titled Tutankhamun, His Tomb and His Treasures will be presented until September 1, 2012.
King Tut is the most well known of all the Egyptian pharaohs. And this exhibit presents him in his full glory — with an accurately-sized and adorned reconstitution of his tomb. Those who want to learn more about this figure will enjoy the introductory film that is shown, revealing his life and the myths surrounding him.
Then, visitors can enter a replica of Tut’s burial chamber, containing more than 700 massive gold objects to admire. They will also find traditional coffers and bags filled with food, just like what would have been placed in the real tomb of King Tut.
The second part of the exhibition features individual presentations of each object, highlighting the importance that eternal life had for the ancient Egyptians. As proof of this fact, visitors can examine a replica of Tut’s sarcophagus, which measures two meters high and weighs more than 700 kilograms (almost one ton).
Then, visitors can take the role of archeologists, as the exhibit presents the research and work of the person who discovered King Tut’s tomb, Howard Carter. Carter made his discovery in 1922, and here, he is presented through pictures and a film.
By the end of this three-part exhibit, visitors will feel as if they have a better understanding of this mysterious figure in ancient history.