Wednesday, September 26, 2007

More re Previously unrecorded part of Tutankhamun treasures

Egypt State Information Service

An Egyptian archaeological mission managed to find a previously undiscovered part of Tutankhamun treasures.

The new discovered part was left by Howard Carter who discovered Tutankhamun tomb near the burial chamber at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Upper Egypt.

Dr. Zahi Hawwas, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) said the discovery was carried out by a number of Egyptian archaeologists.

Moreover, Farouq Hosni, Minister of Culture, said the newly discovered items included 20 clay pots and cartridges carrying the name of king Tutankhamun.

Measures are underway for hosting "Tutankhamun and the golden age exhibition" in London, an Egyptian archaeological source said.

The source said the exhibition is scheduled to open in London on November 15.

The sources, accompanying the exhibition, which will last till August 30, 2008, told MENA that 132,000 tickets were sold in preparation of the event and 134 others were reserved for watching the treasures of the young king.

The treasures were previously displayed in the United Kingdom in 1972 and they attracted around 1.7 million visitors.

Tutankhamun was the king of Egypt during the XVIII Dynasty. His tomb was found almost intact by Howard Carter in 1922.

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