Egypt’s temporary Tutankhamun exhibition marks the end of third London visit

Egypt’s temporary Tutankhamun exhibition marks the end of third London visit
A statuette is displayed during the exhibition 'Tutankhamun,Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh' on March 21, 2019 at La Villette in Paris. (File/AFP)
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Updated 23 August 2020

Egypt’s temporary Tutankhamun exhibition marks the end of third London visit

Egypt’s temporary Tutankhamun exhibition marks the end of third London visit
  • The Egyptian exhibition in Paris finished on Sept. 22, 2019, having received more than 1.4 million visitors
  • Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani said that in 1967, when France hosted the exhibition for the first time, it attracted 1.2 million visitors

DUBAI: Egypt’s temporary exhibition "Tutankhamun ... Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" will return to Egypt from London, marking the end of its third stop after Paris and Los Angeles, local daily Egypt Today reported.
The French media said the exhibition in Paris “broke records of turnout of the French cultural exhibitions,” the report said. The international media also said it was the most visited exhibition in the country.
The Egyptian exhibition in Paris finished on Sept. 22, 2019, having received more than 1.4 million visitors since March 23 of 2019 at the Grand Hall de la Villette.
Minister of Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani said that in 1967, when France hosted the exhibition for the first time, it attracted 1.2 million visitors.
Anani added that despite the success of the exhibitions, only a small portion of the Golden King and ancient Egyptian civilization treasures were on display.
"Tutankhamun: The treasures of the Golden Pharaoh" exhibition included 150 artifacts from the collections of the young king and a number of wooden boxes, canopic pots, a gilded wooden Ka statue and alabaster pots.
The exhibition was launched by Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Al-Anani and the French Minister of Culture Franck Riester in March of 2019.