08 janvier 2011

The tomb of Tutankhamun will be closed to tourists

CAIRO.- The Supreme Council of Antiquities has announced that the tomb of Tutankhamun will be closed to tourists due to the deterioration that is caused. In this image: A Tutankhamun mask is on display in the exhibition rooms of the Event Arena at Olympiapark in Munich. EPA/PETER KNEFFEL. CAIRO.- Workmen remove an object from the tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt, Feb. 1923. AP Photo. CAIRO.- This undated file photo shows Howard Carter, the archaeologist who discovered King Tutankhamuns tomb,... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2010

"Tutankhamun’s Funeral" @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Floral collar. Diam. 47 cm (18 ½ in). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Theodore M. Davis, 1909 NEW YORK, NY.- n 1908, while excavating in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, American archaeologist Theodore Davis discovered about a dozen large storage jars. Their contents included broken pottery, bags of natron (a mixture of sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium sulphate, and sodium chloride that occurs naturally in Egypt), bags of sawdust, floral collars, and pieces of linen with markings from years 6 and 8 during... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2009

Egypt's Famous Tomb of Tutankhamun Set for 5-Year Renovation Project by Getty

Egypt's antiquities chief Dr. Zahi Hawass, center, supervises the removal of King Tut from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb in the famed Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt. Egypt and the California-based Getty Conservation Institute announced Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 a five year project to restore the Tomb of Tutankhamun, the boy king whose golden mask and artifacts have long awed the world. AP Photo/Ben Curtis. CAIRO (AP).- Egypt's famous Tomb of Tutankhamun will undergo a five-year project to clean and restore the... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2009

King Tut Arrives at Denver Art Museum for Summer

DENVER, CO.- Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, a touring exhibition featuring more than 100 treasures from the tomb of the celebrated pharaoh King Tut and additional ancient sites, will make its sole Rocky Mountain West appearance at the Denver Art Museum (DAM), opening to the public July 1, 2010 and continuing through January 2, 2011. The exhibition is organized by National Geographic, Arts and Exhibitions International and AEG Exhibitions, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. ... [Lire la suite]
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