the Tutankhamun exhibition celebrates the centenary of the discovery of the pharaoh’s tomb
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On November 26, 1922, the antechamber to the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun was discovered. A centenary later, the Lyon exhibition Tutankhamun. Discovering the Forgotten Pharaoh allows us to celebrate this event.
From September 29 to April 24, 2023, the exhibition Tutankhamun. Discovering the Forgotten Pharaoh fascinates visitors to the Sucrière in Lyon. This Saturday, November 26 is particularly symbolic for the organizers of the event: it has been exactly 100 years since Tutankhamun’s tomb has been discovered by Howard Carter.
In fact, on November 4, 1922, the teams of the archaeologist and a young water carrier discovered the first step leading to the tomb. After twenty days of excavations, they succeeded, November 26, 1922, at the sealed door that leads to the royal tomb of Tutankhamun. What will be called the antechamber. “November 26 was to turn out to be the happiest day of my life.“, writes Carter in his diary.
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An immersive exhibition in Lyon
The Lyon exhibition presents reproductions of the pharaoh’s tomb as well as the adventure of archaeologist Howard Carter in making this discovery. Part of the objects were created in Egypt by the Supreme Council of Antiquities Replica Production Unit. The reconstruction of Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus is intended to be the most faithful to reality and constitutes the jewel of this exhibition.
Tutankhamun. Discovering the Forgotten Pharaoh – From September 29 to April 24, 2023 – At La Sucrière, Lyon 2nd. Prices: 11 to 17€. Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. Closed on Mondays. Ticket office and information on expo-toutankhamon.com.