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Exhibition 'Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures' at War Memorial of Korea Updated: 2021-07-12 09:33:27 KST

Egypt is known for its archaeological treasures, and one of the greatest discoveries is the tomb of Tutankhamun.
In 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter found the first step to the entrance of a sealed Pharaoh's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, and stumbled on its buried treasures.

"The tomb was found almost intact which is a very rare case in Egyptian history. It also was very well preserved so lots of artifacts could be investigated by archaeologists, letting them know how Pharaohs' actually lived."

Though the discoveries have mesmerized people, the three,year-old treasures were too fragile to be shown abroad.
To quench people's curiosity and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the excavation, Egyptian craftsmen and Egyptologists have reproduced the buried artifacts down to the finest detail for an international tour of cities such as New York and Paris.
Now the exhibition has arrived in South Korea.

"We let visitors come across the treasures in three burial chambers, just as they were found by Howard Carter almost a hundred years ago, and how the tomb looked when King Tut was buried 3,4-hundred years ago."

The thousands of carefully recreated buried goods include a throne and chariots, yet the most eye-catching are shrines and coffins along with King Tut's famous gold mask.

"The mummy of Tutankhamun was very well-protected. With an 11-kilogram gold mask on his face, the mummy was encased by three coffins… and four shrines nestled one inside the other surrounded the sarcophagus of King Tut."

Adding on to that, the Egypt expert says a lock of hair from Tutankhamun's grandmother and the coffins are an important relic showing his affection toward his family.
The exhibition runs until April next year, at the War Memorial of Korea in Yongsan-gu District.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang News.
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