Exhibition Tutankhamun - 2019 March, 23rd to September, 15th
- The exhibition of Tutankhamun takes place at the large hall of La Villette from March 23, 2019 to September 15, 2019.
- Fifty years after "the exhibition of the century", which had gathered more than 1.2 million visitors in 1967 in Paris, it is a unique opportunity to rediscover the history of the most famous Pharaohs before the permanent installation of the artifacts within the new Egyptian Grand Museum currently under construction.
- The exhibition is the only one allowed to present 150 authentic objects from Tutankhamun's tomb. All objects in the exhibition come from the tomb of Tutankhamun dating back to the XVIIIth Dynasty (more than 3300 years ago).
- The 150 objects are a tiny part of the treasure of the tomb of Pharaoh. More than 4000 objects were counted during its discovery on November 4, 1922 by the British archaeologist Howard Carter. Of the 150 exhibits, 50 travel for the first time out of Egypt.
- We invite you to take part in a wonderful trip to the great hall of La Villette to discover many personal belongings of the young sovereign who accompanied him in the two worlds that are life and death.
- Undoubtedly, an exhibition not to be missed!
- Why was he called Tutankhamen?
- This young Pharaoh, named Tutankhaton at his birth, which means "living image of Aton". He is the son of the Pharaoh of Akhenaton, a controversial pharaoh for the time. Tutankhamun's mother was none other than Akhnaton's sister. On the death of his father, to appease the religious tenets, he abandons the religion of Athon, founded by his father, to reinstate the religion of Amon. As a result, he will change his name from Tutankhamun to Tutankhamun, which means "Living Image of Amun".
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