Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Exhibition: 500,000 visitors expected to Vienna's Tutankhamun show

The China Post

Ancient Egypt's most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun, is expected to draw the masses to Vienna's Museum of Ethnology in what organizers have bill as a unique exhibition of Egypt's treasures.

"Tutankhamun and the World of the Pharaohs" has already sold 50,000 advance tickets, creating "more interest than any other exhibition we ever organized", Wilfried Seipel, the head of Vienna's Fine Art Museum and one of the organizers, said.

At least 500,000 visitors were expected to view the statues, funerary objects and gold jewelery on show during the exhibition's run from March 9 to Sept. 28, a museum spokeswoman said.

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