Japan to host Tutankhamun exhibition – Al-Tahrir News Network


Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities have agreed to Japan hosting the ‘Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs’ exhibition for one year.

The haunting face of the Boy-King

The exhibition will be held in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Niigata from September 2014 until October 2015.

Tutankhamun’s ceremonial crook and flail

In statements after the council meeting, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Al-Damati said the exhibition will include 124 artefacts, with an insurance value of $770 million.

Decorated leather collar for a dog

The exhibition is expected to bring $10 million in proceeds, he said.

Tutankhamun’s Royal Diadem, of gold, glass, obsidian and semiprecious stones, was found on his mummified head. The cobra’s hood is made of gold, inlaid with dark blue glass and carnelian

He confirmed that Egypt gets $2 from each ticket being sold and ten per cent of the total value of the archaeological models to be sold on the sidelines of the exhibition.

The canopic stopper of Tutankhamun

Items excavated from the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun are to be displayed in the exhibition.

Tutankhamun’s pectoral in the form of a winged scarab

Egyptian archaeologists and experts in the field of antiquity reconstruction will accompany the exhibition to follow-up on the procedures of transportation and showcasing of the ancient artefacts.

Tutankhamun’s golden sandals

General secretary of the council Mostafa el-Amin said in a press release that these kinds of exhibitions organised abroad are a chance to help revive the Egyptian economy, especially during the current decline in tourism.