Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Exhibition: Tutankhamun replicas on display in Manchester


With photos.

Amid the eye-catching gold and glitter, there is no escaping the eerie stare from Tutankhamun’s death mask. Its ancient all-seeing gaze seems to follow you around the tomb.

This is what it must have felt like when explorer Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon first entered the treasure-filled chambers in Egypt in 1922 – and that is exactly the effect this exhibition intends to create.

Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures is the world’s largest travelling historical exhibition featuring 1,000 artefacts that you can get right up to for a close look – because they are all incredible replicas.

So far, the £5million spectacular which brings Ancient Egypt to life in the 21st century has been seen by 1.7 million visitors across Europe.

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