King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh | Boston
Date(s) - 06/13/2020 - 09/13/2020
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Castle at Park Plaza
King Tut Exhibition
The exhibition “KING TUT, the Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” will celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the royal tomb by presenting a collection of exceptional masterpieces.
The collection has been tour since March 2018 and comprises 150 objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Jewelry, sculptures and ritual objects join what is thought to be the oldest glove on earth, and the world’s oldest trumpet. Sixty of these artifacts have never traveled before. That is more than the number of artifacts that has ever been seen at once outside of Egypt. To put the hype around this exhibition into perspective, previous major traveling exhibitions contained only 55 of King Tut’s funerary artifacts.
KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh is being hailed by authorities in Egypt as the last exhibition of the famed Pharaoh’s funerary objects to tour internationally.
But why the last? Until recently, the 1000s of objects recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb were in the Cairo Museum, many of which were on display. One of the gold chariots was on display in the Egyptian National Military Museum. In 2018, the last of King Tut’s objects were moved from these museums to the new museum near the Giza Pyramids. Scheduled to open in 2021, the Grand Egyptian Museum will tell the story of 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history with over 100,000 artifacts. The new museum will also be the final resting place of the Tutankhamun collection. It is reported that around 7,000 square metres of display space has been allocated to this extraordinary collection of funerary objects.
The last time King Tutankhamen’s treasures journeyed to Boston was in 1963, but only 34 objects were presented for public viewing. Only two locations in US will play host to the exhibition!
NOTE: Tickets are not yet on sale, and the end date of the exhibit and times are TBA. Here are the times for the exhibit’s hours of operation in London, for reference:
Monday-Wednesday 9:30am – last entry 5:30pm
Thursday-Friday 9:30am – last entry 8pm
Saturday 9am – last entry 8pm
Sunday 9am – last entry 6:30pm