Thursday, March 13, 2008

Exhibition: Rediscovering the tomb of Tutankhamun

WRS World Radio (Audio report)
WRS World Radio (Text introduction to report, with extracts from the audio report)

The discovery of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922 ranks as one of the most sensational finds of the century. Now an exhibition in Zurich is attempting to recapture the magic of the moment by recreating the tomb chambers, as archaeologist Howard Carter would have found them. What makes this exhibition unique is that there are no original items on display. Everything is a replica, created in workshops in Cairo. World Radio Switzerland’s Zurich correspondent, Vincent Landon, has more.

The exhibition will also travel to Hamburg, Munich, Lisbon and Prague.

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