Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, this is the final chance to see the pharaoh’s treasures before they return to Egypt forever.
Visitors can explore the life of King Tutankhamun, and the storied discovery that captivated the world, through more than 150 authentic pieces from the tomb – three times the quantity that has travelled in previous exhibitions – more than 60 of which are travelling outside of Egypt for the first time.
At the conclusion of the tour, the artefacts will go on permanent display at the Grand Egyptian Museum.
Archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass said: “The exhibition is the biggest and most beautiful exhibition of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity no one should miss.
“This exhibition contains unimaginable ancient treasures you have to see to believe, and celebrates the enduring legacy of the beloved boy king and the story of his discovery.
“This is the last time King Tutankhamun’s treasures will leave Egypt — see them before they return to Egypt forever.”
Tutankhamun’s legacy has been celebrated in the UK throughout the decades with more than 1.6 million people attending the 1972 show at the British Museum.
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will be on view from tomorrow until Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
“We are absolutely delighted to have the privilege of hosting this exhibition, one that not only showcases some of the most significant artefacts in the world but also tells a time enduring narrative,” said Philippa Adams, Director, Saatchi Gallery.