King Tut’s Last Appearance
An impressive selection of artefacts from Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb have been on display at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, the final stop of the last ever world tour of the treasures before they are permanently placed in the new Grand Egyptian Museum that is due to open in Cairo at the end of May 2020.
The Lower Fourth Form (Year 5) were extremely fortunate to obtain tickets for the sell-out exhibition and spent their visit examining the series of galleries containing many of the 5,000 priceless treasures that were buried with the pharaoh in 1325 BC.
Howard Carter, who discovered the tomb in 1922, made sure to keep everything he found in the Valley of the Kings. Remarkably, undiscovered items are still being found in boxes of what initially appeared to be merely dirt and sand that Carter had placed in storage. They will now be seen for the first time by the public, together with the artefacts first discovered nearly one hundred years ago.