CBRE are delighted to be the official Real Estate partner for the forthcoming exhibition of Tutankhamun’s treasures at the Saatchi Gallery in London from Saturday 2 November 2019.
Presented by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, the TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh world tour features more than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb, the largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures ever to travel out of Egypt. Visitors can discover the legend of the golden king before the historic treasures return to Cairo to be permanently housed with Tutankhamun’s full collection at the new Grand Egyptian Museum.
The legend of Tutankhamun captured imaginations globally when, in 1922 his tomb was unearthed by British explorer Howard Carter and financier Lord Carnarvon. An instant worldwide sensation, public fascination surrounding the boy king – and the only Ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found intact – has continued for decades, with exhibitions in 1972 and 2007 drawing record crowds of well over one million visitors in London. Those exhibitions contained under 55 items from Tutankhamun’s tomb.
“To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, Egypt is sending 150 masterpieces to tour all over the world. Please see them, visit them, before they return back to Egypt forever,” said Dr. Mostafa Waziry, Secretary General of the Ministry of State for Antiquities, Egypt.
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh explores the meaning of the items in the royal tomb and the dual storyline of its discovery against all odds. The pharaohs that succeeded Tutankhamun nearly managed to erase him from the history books. Had Howard Carter not persisted in his quest, the boy king’s legacy and treasures could have been forever lost to the sands of Egypt.
The ancient Egyptians believed that death was also a rebirth. Through nine immersive galleries that incorporate digital content, contextual material, audio and custom soundscapes, visitors will follow Tutankhamun’s passage into everlasting life, discovering how his funerary objects were used on the perilous journey. As they explore his life, visitors will become part of perpetuating the Pharaoh’s immortality: to speak his name is to make him live.
The London exhibition, supported by Official Real Estate Partner CBRE, will be the third stop on the exhibition’s 10-city world tour following residences in Los Angeles and Paris.
For more information on the exhibition please visit here.
Just some of the amazing artefacts on display