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Tutankhamun Exhibit Opens in Budapest

Fanni Kaszás 2019.11.08.

Almost a hundred years after the discovery of the tomb and treasures of Egyptian king Tutankhamun in 1922, an exhibition has come to Budapest showing the burial chambers of the king exactly as they were discovered by Howard Carter. The “Tutankhamun – Mystery and Treasure Exhibition” offers its visitors a lifetime of experience and insight into the world of archeology exploring ancient Egypt.

The exhibition presents the history of the discovery in a unique way in 2000 square meters and by more than 1,000 artifacts, graphics, videos, and free audioguides. The exhibition has been visited by more than 6 million people as it has traveled to Zurich, Dublin, Brussels, Madrid, Seoul, and Paris.

Tutankhamun ascended to the throne in 1332 BC at the age of 9 as one of the last kings of the 18th Dynasty. His father was the “heretic” king Akhenaten; the name of his mother is still unknown. According to the latest studies, the young King suffered from serious illnesses. The most significant achievement of his reign was the rejection of his father’s radical religious reforms, which had destabilised the country. His death is a mystery to this day: he died after nine years on the throne, probably from an infection resulting from an open knee injury.

The exhibition is open every day (except 24-25 December and 1 January) until the 1st March 2020 at the Komplex Event (Budapest, Király street 26.).

photo: Zoltán Balogh/MTI

photo: Zoltán Balogh/MTI

photo: Zoltán Balogh/MTI

photo: Zoltán Balogh/MTI

photo: Zoltán Balogh/MTI

featured photo: Tutankhamun Exhibition