Ninety years after its discovery in the Valley of the Kings, the tomb of Tutankhamun is reopened–this time, in Amsterdam. Ninety years ago, in November 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the untouched tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. The tomb in the Valley of the Kings was about 3300 years old. The exhibition Tutankhamun, his tomb and his treasures puts you in the shoes of Howard Carter, and you will experience one of the biggest sensations in the history of archeology. Tutankhamun fascinates. His golden mask is one of the most famous images of the planet. His mysterious death at a young age, his legendary treasures and the always cited “curse of the pharaohs’ inspire our imagination. “… Is the exhibition beautiful? Yes. You get an impressive view of the treasures of Tutankhamun and the ingenuity of the Egyptians … ”
This exhibition of Tutankhamun is groundbreaking in its presentation of cultural history in general and Ancient Egypt in particular. The exhibition is a unique reproduction of the rooms of the tomb. The beautiful treasures are exhibited in the form of high-quality replicas. With more than 1,000 scientifically approved objects, and nearly 3000 square meters, Tutankhamun, his tomb and his treasures is more complete than any previous exhibition of original objects whatsoever.
The exhibition includes jewelery, amulets, suitcases, chairs, weapons, a sensational chariot of gold, large golden shrines and of course the famous death mask. There are also multimedia presentations using the latest technologies. You will be acquainted with the cultural and religious world of that time: funeral rites, mythology, dynasties and the hieroglyphic script. It is a stunning exhibition of treasures: you are entering the tomb as an explorer and before your eyes looms the incredible splendor.The original historical artifacts, exhibited in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, are often too fragile to travel. With the exhibition of replicas, the precious world is guaranteed to remain intact for future generations. This unique and educational exhibition is not designed to replace the display of the original artifacts, but instead to add an extra dimension by offering visitors the unique experience to encounter the tomb and the indescribable treasures of Tutankhamen, exactly as they were found. In this exhibit, you can relive the magical moment of discovery as if you were a witness of the original opening of the tomb.