Tutankhamun’s treasures on show in Istanbul
The exhibition, "Tutankhamun, the Boy King's Treasures," which has traveled the major cities of the world for more than 60 years and broken records with more than 40 million visitors, is in Istanbul for the first time.
On the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the treasure in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, the exhibition opens today at UNIQ Expo Istanbul.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the exhibition, Professor İlber Ortaylı said that civilization starts with Mesopotamia, but the richness of the Nile and the Nile delta created such a magnificent civilization like Egypt, and said, "Tutankhamun's underground tomb has been perfectly preserved and when it was discovered by British Archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, it was the only pharaoh whose treasures survived to the present day without his tomb being robbed."
The treasures of Tutankhamun, the most important archaeological discovery of the 20th century and also one of the richest and most inspiring ancient king treasures discovered in history, attract great interest.
The exhibition includes all solid gold items, including the mysterious pharaoh Tutankhamun, who took the throne 3,300 years ago at the age of nine, his tragic life story, the famous death mask and his coffin.
Egyptian Mohamed Atef Abdelshafy, one of the curators of the exhibition, said, "It has been 100 years since Tutankhamun's tomb was opened by Howard Carter. We are very happy to show the artifacts in the tomb today in Istanbul on the 100th anniversary. You will also see the strong love story between Tutankhamun and his wife in the exhibition. More than 400 artifacts are on display in the exhibition. All of them were brought from Egypt and were carefully placed here. Within the scope of the exhibition,...
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