The Minister of Antiquities travels to Paris to open the King Tutankhamun exhibition
The Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Khaled Al Anani, left this morning for Paris to open the King Tutankhamun exhibition at his second stop after his expiry in Los Angeles, USA, during a tour of some of the treasures of the young king to a number of countries in the world. The Egyptian Grand Museum, which will open in 2020.
The Minister of Antiquities will officially open in Paris on Thursday 21 March 2019 under the title "Tutankhamun ... treasures of the king" and will continue until mid-September. The exhibition will also open to the public on Saturday, March 23
The French capital celebrated the young King and his collection and reception of the exhibition, which comes to Paris after the absence of 52 years, where the last exhibition of the young king was in 1967, where he visited more than 1.2 million people.
The streets, main squares, buildings and metro stations in Paris were decorated with huge banners depicting the face of the young king and some of his possessions, as well as the news of the Golden King and his exhibition the front pages of the French newspapers and magazines, most of which were illustrated press releases about the King Tutankhamout Gallery, Where the French consider this exhibition the most important cultural event in France in the coming days.
The exhibition is part of the celebrations marking the centennial of the 20th century's most important discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun, which was made in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter on the western bank of Luxor.
The organizers said that more than 130,000 tickets have been sold so far and the number of tickets sold until the opening day is expected to reach only 150,000.
It is worth mentioning that the exhibition includes 150 pieces of antiquities of the young king's possessions.